Wednesday media watch [13.02.13 AM]: Two-week break welcomed
The morning claret and blue media headlines.
13th Feb 2013
Wednesday media watch [13.02.13 AM]: Two-week break welcomed

Birmingham Mail: Villa's relegation battlers will spend their break working on weaknesses in the wintry weather at Bodymoor Heath rather than jetting off for a sunshine training camp. Some of the claret and blues' Premier League rivals are taking advantage of the top-flight free weekend by flying out to sunnier climbs, with Swansea heading out to Dubai.

Sky Sports: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has welcomed the club's two-week break from matches as a chance to get some of his key players fit to help in the club's relegation battle. Villa moved out of the bottom three of the Premier League courtesy of Sunday's 2-1 home win over West Ham but do not play again until they visit Arsenal on 23 February.

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BBC Sport: Manager Neil Lennon concedes Celtic "need a miracle" if they are to overcome a 3-0 home defeat by Juventus in the last 16 of the Champions League.

The Sun: Alex Ferguson has warned his Manchester United troops they cannot blow their 'acid test' in the Bernabeu.

Mirror: Real Madrid have set their sights on Wayne Rooney after being warned that the "bogey man" is out to get them.

Sky Sports: Jose Mourinho says he will return to England when he leaves Real Madrid - but reckons he will not get the chance to replace Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

*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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