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Express and Star: Gabby Agbonlahor insists he has not given up on his World Cup dreams.The Villa ace revealed he misses playing for England and, four years after his last Three Lions call, wants to go to the finals in Brazil.
TEAMtalk: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert has stated his intent to give younger players the opportunity to break through to the first team at Villa Park, reports Sky Sports.
ClubCall: Leandro Bacuna has been praised by boss Paul Lambert for his ability to operate in several positions for Aston Villa this season. The 22-year-old was snapped up from Dutch side Groningen during the summer and has impressed in the Premier League with two goals in his opening nine appearances.
Sutton Coldfield Observer: A sparkling nighttime display in Sutton was lit up by a special Aston Villa star as it marked the start of a year of fundraising for his charitable foundation. Highclare School in Sutton Coldfield held a bonfire and fireworks evening last Friday (November 8) launching a year of support for the Stiliyan Petrov Foundation. And the former Villa captain was on hand to light the first rockets.
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BBC Sport: Captain Steven Gerrard and defender Kyle Walker will miss England's friendly against Chile at Wembley on Friday because of minor injuries.
Sky Sports: Roy Keane has refused to apologise for the attitude which led to him quitting the Ireland team and being branded a traitor.
BBC Sport: Fulham have appointed Rene Meulensteen as their head coach to work alongside manager Martin Jol.
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