Tuesday media watch [05.02.12 PM]: Duo set for Ireland action
TEAMtalk: Aston Villa midfielder Karim El Ahmadi will relish the competition provided by transfer deadline-day signing Yacouba Sylla. Sylla completed a £1.7 million move from Ligue 2 side Clermont Foot and made his Villa debut as a second-half substitute against Everton at Goodison Park at the weekend.
Irish Evening Herald: Ireland U21 cap Derrick Williams says he won't rest on his laurels after making his Premier League debut with Aston Villa earlier this season. Defender Williams, who was born in Germany and spent time in the USA before his family moved to Waterford when he was six, is hoping to earn his second cap with Ireland's U21 side against Holland at Tallaght Stadium tomorrow (1pm).
RTE: Conor Sammon, Greg Cunningham and Ciaran Clark will start for the Republic of Ireland against Poland on Wednesday night at the Aviva Stadium.
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BBC Sport: Nottingham Forest manager Alex McLeish has left the Championship club by mutual consent after 40 days in charge.
Sky Sports: Stoke City goalkeeper Asmir Begovic says he expects to be sold in the summer, but has played down reports he has already agreed to join Manchester United.
BBC Sport: Brazil boss Luiz Felipe Scolari has admitted that rejecting the chance to manage England still "hurts" him.
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