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Villa v Fulham media watch [12.04.13 PM]: More big-match previews
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12th Apr 2013
Villa v Fulham media watch [12.04.13 PM]: More big-match previews


Express and Star: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert today denied the club have opened contract talks with Christian Benteke and insisted their Premier League future is more important. The Villa chief wants to wait until survival is secured before moving to tie down their prized asset.

Express and Star: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert today hailed red-hot striker Gabby Agbonlahor and believes he could stay at the club for life. The Villa boss reckons the 26-year-old can be a one club man to emulate Paolo Maldini and Ryan Giggs.

Express and Star: Gabby Agbonlahor goes hunting Dwight Yorke's Premier League scoring record for Aston Villa hailed as a survival saviour. Paul Lambert's team face Fulham at Villa Park tomorrow with Agbonlahor having matched Yorke's 60-goal tally in the Premier League.

ClubCall: Fulham captain Brede Hangeland is determined to end Aston Villa's recent revival - and seal Premier League safety in the process. Villa have climbed out of the bottom three with a run of three wins in four matches but their position is still precarious, just two points clear of the relegation zone.

ClubCall: Aston Villa could welcome back defender Ciaran Clark and striker Darren Bent to the squad for Saturday's home clash with Fulham. Bent made his comeback from a foot injury as a late substitute in the 3-1 win at Stoke last week though he is expected to start from the bench yet again against the Cottagers.

ClubCall: Fulham midfielder Eyong Enoh is set to undergo a fitness test on an ankle injury ahead of Saturday's clash at Aston Villa. The defensive midfielder, who is on loan from Ajax, will be given as much time as possible to prove his fitness after initially picking up the injury during the late 1-0 defeat against Newcastle last week.

Sky Sports: Paul Lambert says there is no chance of Aston Villa resting on their laurels as they continue the fight to avoid relegation from the Premier League. Villa have hit form in recent weeks, winning three of their last four games, but they are still only two points outside the bottom three heading into the final six matches of the season.

*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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