Wednesday media watch [06.03.13 PM]: Delph in the news
Teamtalk: Aston Villa's Fabian Delph admits he will be a "nervous wreck" watching his side's relegation battles with Reading and QPR from the sidelines. Delph will be suspended for the crucial games after picking up his 10th yellow card of the season in Monday night's defeat to Manchester City.
Clubcall: Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph admits that he regrets picking up his tenth booking of the season as he now faces a two-game ban. The 23-year-old was cautioned by referee Mike Dean during the 1-0 loss against Aston Villa on Monday and he will now miss two crucial games against relegation candidates Reading and QPR.
BBC Sport: Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph is unhappy at being banned for two important relegation fixtures as a result of some "shocking" bookings. Delph received a two-match ban for his 10th yellow card of the season, after a handball late on in Monday's 1-0 home defeat by Manchester City. He now misses the games against Villa's relegation rivals Reading and QPR.
Clubcall: Aston Villa's Matt Lowton believes Ciaran Clark has what it takes to bounce back from his mistake in the loss against Manchester City. The full-back has been quick to leap to the defence of Clark whose slip allowed champions City the chance to take all three points away from Villa Park on Monday night when Carlos Tevez provided the only goal in the 1-0 loss. Lowton believes that the Republic of Ireland international will be able to bounce back and grow from the blunder as they look to climb out of the relegation zone with 10 games remaining.
Goal.com: Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph believes he is the victim of "soft" refereeing from officials, but admits he must change his ways after picking up a two-game ban for receiving his 10th yellow card of the campaign. The 23-year-old was cautioned in injury time during his side's 1-0 home defeat to Manchester City on Monday night, which means he will be ruled out of crucial games against fellow relegation battlers Reading and QPR.
Sky Sports: Aston Villa's Fabian Delph has admitted he has let himself down after another booking that will see him miss two vital relegation clashes. The midfielder reached 10 yellow cards for the season when booked against Manchester City on Monday, and will sit out Villa's next two Premier League fixtures, against Reading and QPR. The 23-year-old has been cautioned in his last two outings to take him over the threshold for a two-game ban, but Delph is adamant he is not a dirty player.
ESPN: Fabian Delph has spoken of how disappointed he is that suspension will force him to sit out the critical next two games in Aston Villa's Premier League survival battle. The in-form midfielder, who was named as his side's best player in Monday's defeat against Manchester City, was booked for the tenth time this season in the dying moments at Villa Park.
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