Friday media watch [22.11.13 PM]: More derby previews
Express and Star: Andi Weimann today fired a derby warning shot at Albion and insisted Villa are no longer a soft touch. The striker has hailed the team's "steel" and reckons they have proved they can compete with the best.
Express and Star: Albion's players were today urged to forget about their Chelsea fury when they return to Premier League action in Monday's derby against Villa. The Baggies are back from the international break to take on Villa 16 days after Chelsea's controversial stoppage-time penalty denied Steve Clarke's men an historic win at Stamford Bridge.
ClubCall: Steve Clarke wants his West Brom side to use their frustration from the Chelsea game to secure three points against Aston Villa. The Baggies chief was left furious when referee Andre Marriner awarded Chelsea a controversial last-minute spot-kick to earn Jose Mourinho's Blues a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge just before the international break a fortnight ago.
ClubCall: Matthew Lowton has admitted that he only has himself to blame for his dip in form which has seen him drop out of the Aston Villa side. The 24-year-old versatile defender, who joined Villa from Sheffield United for around £3million in summer 2012, was billed as a star of the future and a potential England international following his impressive debut Premier League campaign at Villa Park.
ClubCall: Andi Weimann claims Aston Villa have 'more steel' this season as they look forward to Monday's big derby game at West Brom. The 22-year-old Austrian striker revealed earlier in the week that he has been frustrated with his form in front of goal this season and is hoping to get back on the goals trail as soon as possible - starting at the Hawthorns on Monday as he is set to shake off a hamstring injury to play.
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