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Wednesday media watch [06.03.13 AM]: Delph in the spotlight
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6th Mar 2013
Wednesday media watch [06.03.13 AM]: Delph in the spotlight


Birmingham Mail: Fabian Delph regrets both the yellow card that forces him out of Villa's two biggest matches of the season - and the 'boring' climate in which the previous nine have been picked up. The workhorse midfielder's man-of-the-match performance against Manchester City on Monday was marred by his tenth booking of the campaign and a suspension that means he will not be able to play against Reading this weekend or at home to QPR on Saturday week.

Birmingham Mail: Paul Lambert attributes Fabian Delph's improving performances to the fact the midfielder has been able to train consistently for virtually the first time in his Villa career. Lambert praised the 23-year-old for another man-of-the-match display in Monday night's 1-0 loss to Manchester City, a game which unfortunately saw the former Leeds player pick up his tenth booking of the season.

Birmingham Mail: Even though he picked up his fifth booking of the season against Manchester City, leading scorer Christian Benteke will be available to face Reading this weekend. The Villa striker received a yellow card for jumping into City defender Matija Nastasic near the end of Monday night's 1-0 reverse, giving rise to fears he would be suspended on Saturday.

The Sun: Fabian Delph insists he is not a dirty player - despite becoming the first Premier League star to get 10 yellow cards this season. The Aston Villa midfielder was booked in Monday's 1-0 loss to Manchester City and misses the Reading and QPR games.

Daily Star: Fabian Delph, the Premier League's No.1 bad boy, has insisted: I'm no nutter! Aston Villa's spiky midfielder has picked up rave reviews this season - along with 10 yellow cards.

Daily Express: Fabian Delph admits he will have to calm down with 10 booking keeping him out of Aston Villa's next two games - but says referees have gone soft. Delph's latest yellow card was for handball in the last few minutes of Villa's 1-0 home defeat by Manchester City.

*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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