Tuesday media watch [12.02.13 AM]: N'Zogbia up for the battle
Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert has hailed Charles N'Zogbia's relegation-battling resurgence at Villa, claiming flair players like the enigmatic Frenchman "are not easy to come by".N'Zogbia curled in the free-kick which secured a vital three points on Sunday, having won the penalty for Christian Benteke's opener in the 2-1 win over West Ham.
Birmingham Mail: Stephen Ireland has been left out of Paul Lambert's Premier League squad for football reasons, the Villa manage confirmed. The 26-year-old midfielder has not made a top-flight appearance for the claret and blues since the late December defeat to Wigan.
Birmingham Mail: Promising Villa teenager Jack Grealish has been named Ireland's under-17s player of the year. Grealish was presented with the award by Wolves and Ireland striker Kevin Doyle at the Football Association of Ireland ceremony in Dublin. The Sun: Stephen Ireland's Aston Villa days look numbered after being frozen out by manager Paul Lambert.
Daily Star: Charles N'Zogbia insists the team spirit among Aston Villa's young players will keep them in the Premier League. The French star, whose brilliant free-kick secured Sunday's 2-1 win over West Ham, believes the way they battled out the final minutes could be a big turning point for Paul Lambert's side.
Mirror: Charles N'Zogbia says he is ready to get nasty and "hut people" to ensure Aston Villa stay up. Villa's French attacking ace was the hero as he won a penalty and scored a brilliant free-kick in their 2-1 win over West Ham.
Daily Express: Charles N'Zogbia has vowed to hurt people if necessary in order to save Aston Villa from relegation. The Frenchman scored a wonder free-kick to seal his side's move out of the bottom three with a 2-1 victory over West Ham on Sunday.
Daily Mail: Stephen Ireland is battling to save his career at Aston Villa after suffering a similar fate to several of the club's most expensive players. The midfielder, purchased for £8million three seasons ago, was left out of Paul Lambert's squad for the 2-1 defeat of West Ham on Sunday.
*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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