Tuesday media watch [17.12.13 AM]: Albrighton in spotlight
Birmingham Mail: Villa's forgotten man Marc Albrighton is desperate to give Paul Lambert more reminders of his ability in time to earn a new contract at the club. Albrighton's performance on his first Premier League start since January 1 was hailed by Lambert as the main "plus point" from Sunday's defeat to Manchester United at Villa Park.
Birmingham Mail: A string of missed chances in the second half proved costly to Wolves as Villa took the points from this under-21s derby at the Bucks Head.
Daily Express: Marc Albrighton has targeted a new Aston Villa contract after winning his place back in Paul Lambert's side. The injury-jinxed winger, 24, was on loan at Wigan last month and his current deal is due to expire next month.
ClubCall: Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton says he hopes to earn himself a new contract by impressing for Paul Lambert's side in 2014. Albrighton is out of contract at Villa Park in the summer and has struggled to force his way into Lambert's plans in his two-and-a-half years in charge of the club so far.
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Mirror: Tim Sherwood has been handed the chance to make the Tottenham job his own after Andre Villas-Boas was sacked yesterday.
The Sun: Barcelona have warned Manchester City: Lionel Messi will dump you out of the Champions League.
Mirror: Gianfranco Zola walked out on Watford yesterday - and straight into a bizarre job swap with former West Brom boss Steve Clarke.
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