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Monday media watch [28.01.13 PM]: Chairman delivers backing
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28th Jan 2013
Monday media watch [28.01.13 PM]: Chairman delivers backing


Express and Star: Villa chairman Randy Lerner today broke his silence and backed under-fire boss Paul Lambert. The Villa Park chief gave a rare statement - his last official press conference was in May 2010 - as the pressure grew on Lambert ahead of tomorrow's Premier League clash with Newcastle.

Express and Star: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert today said he received support from club owner Randy Lerner following Friday's FA Cup defeat by Championship club Millwall. Villa, 17th in the Premier League, lost 2-1 against the Lions just days after being knocked out of the Capital One Cup semi-finals by League Two Bradford.

Sky Sports: Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has publicly backed Paul Lambert in the wake of the club's recent slump in form. Villa are without a Premier League win since 15 December and were last week dumped out of both domestic cup compeitions by lower-league opponents.

ESPN: Newcastle United defender Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa has revealed he is ready to start his Premier League career on Tuesday against Aston Villa. Yanga-Mbiwa, 23, was one of four new French signings at St James' Park last week, and with the Magpies just two points above the relegation zone, the former Montpellier defender is keen to begin contributing to the first team.

Setanta Sports: Paul Lambert has vowed not to walk away from Aston Villa despite the club's ongoing struggles. Villa missed out on a Wembley date when they were beaten by Bradford City in the semi-final of the Capital One League Cup before going out of the FA Cup at the fourth round at the hands of Millwall.

BBC Sport: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert says he has received support from club owner Randy Lerner following Friday's FA Cup defeat by Championship club Millwall. Villa, 17th in the Premier League, lost 2-1 against the Lions and were also recently knocked out of the Capital One Cup by League Two side Bradford City.

Sporting Life: Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has reiterated his support for manager Paul Lambert ahead of Tuesday's crunch Barclays Premier League clash with fellow strugglers Newcastle. Lerner appointed Lambert last summer and is convinced the former Norwich boss can steer the midlands club through their current battle to avoid the drop.

ITV Football: Aston Villa owner Randy Lerner has reiterated his support for manager Paul Lambert ahead of Tuesday's crunch Premier League clash with fellow strugglers Newcastle. Lerner appointed Lambert last summer and is convinced the former Norwich boss can steer the midlands club through their current battle to avoid the drop.

Sky Sports: Sky Sports understands Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton is to travel to Spain for talks with Real Mallorca over a possible loan move. Mallorca have expressed an interest in signing Hutton on loan until the end of the season with a view to a permanent deal.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

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