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Tuesday media watch [10.12.13 PM]: Striker back in contention
The afternoon claret and blue media headlines.
10th Dec 2013
Tuesday media watch [10.12.13 PM]: Striker back in contention


*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

Express and Star: Villa's trip to Newcastle has also been moved back to 5.30pm on February 22 for Sky. But should Manchester United be scheduled to play in the Champions League on February 25, the game will switch to Sunday, February 23 at 1.30pm and remain live on Sky.

Express and Star: Paul Lambert today denied a rift with Matt Lowton and insisted the out-of-favour Villa defender is close to a return. The manager has reiterated he has no problem with the right-back - who has started just once in almost three months.

ClubCall: Libor Kozak could play through the pain barrier against Manchester United this weekend but Ron Vlaar is unlikely to be fit. Both were missing for Villa's 2-0 defeat at Fulham on Sunday after sustaining injuries in last week's win at Southampton.

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BBC Sport: Barcelona will make a decision in January on whether to expand their Nou Camp stadium or move to a new location.

Sky Sports: Football Association general secretary Alex Horne has admitted the game has a lot to learn from other sports when it comes to combating match-fixing and spot-fixing.

BBC Sport: Defenders Nemanja Vidic, Patrice Evra and Chris Smalling are doubts for Manchester United's Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk.

*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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