Monday media watch [11.11.13 PM]: More Cardiff reaction
Express and Star: Dead-ball king Leandro Bacuna today dismissed comparisons with David Beckham but admitted his free kick secret is out. The Dutchman is gaining a reputation after scoring a stunner to end Villa's 451 minute goal drought.
Express and Star: Boss Paul Lambert today insisted Villa will continue to shop in the bargain basement because they cannot afford any more big money buys. The manager will keep searching for gems like Leandro Bacuna after shelling out under £1m for the Dutchman from Groningen.
Express and Star: In the end it was worth the wait. It took 451 minutes but Leandro Bacuna finally gave Villa the goal they craved, if not the performance they wanted. The strike lit up Villa Park as Paul Lambert celebrated a first goal and first win since the end of September. Saturday's 2-0 victory over Cardiff was at times disjointed, infuriating and occasionally in doubt. But it was deserved.
ClubCall: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is hopeful three of his injury-hit players will recover in time for the local derby against West Brom. Villa could have full-back Antonio Luna, midfielder Fabian Delph and striker Andreas Weimann back and available for selection after the current international break.
Setanta Sports: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is hopeful he will be able to call upon Fabian Delph, Antonio Luna and Andi Weimann for the local derby against West Brom later this month. Luna and Weimann are both sidelined with hamstring injuries, while Delph is battling a knee problem, but Lambert is keeping his fingers crossed that he the trio will be available for selection when Villa travel to The Hawthorns on November 25.
Goal.com: Aston Villa could welcome back Fabian Delph from injury for their Premier League clash with West Brom, boss Paul Lambert has revealed. Delph missed Villa's top-flight meetings against West Ham and Cardiff City with illness and a knee injury respectively.
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