Wednesday media watch [18.12.13 PM]: Boss happy with attitude
Express and Star: Jores Okore today handed Villa an injury boost after revealing he could return before the end of the season. The defender is recovering from a cruciate knee ligament injury and his recovery is ahead of schedule.
Sky Sports: Hannover general manager Dirk Dufner has admitted the club might listen to offers for Sebastian Pocognoli. The Belgium international left-back joined Hannover last January from Standard Liege and he still has over two years left on his current deal. However, reports in Germany claim a number of Premier League clubs - including Aston Villa and West Ham - are monitoring his situation.
Sky Sports: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert believes his side are a 'work in progress' and has praised his team's attitude. Lambert's young team have succumbed to two successive Premier League defeats to Fulham and Manchester United, leaving them in 11th place in the table.
ClubCall: Paul Lambert has praised the way his Aston Villa side have bounced back from adversity but claims they are not the finished article. The Villa chief has spoken out following two successive Premier League defeats against Fulham and Manchester United which ended their five-game unbeaten run.
ClubCall: The agent of Aston Villa striker Nicklas Helenius has hinted that he could be loaned out in the January transfer window. The 22-year-old Denmark international joined Villa in the summer for £1.2million on a three-year deal from Aalborg BK in his homeland, but he has struggled to feature in Villa boss Paul Lambert's plans this season.
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