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Tuesday media watch [11.02.14]: Previews of Cardiff clash
Media previews ahead of tonight's game.
11th Feb 2014
Tuesday media watch [11.02.14]: Previews of Cardiff clash


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

Birmingham Mail: Brad Guzan wants Aston Villa's away-day destroyers to take out their Villa Park pain on Cardiff this evening by getting the Bluebirds fans to turn on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's strugglers. Standing near the supporters Guzan, more than most, has become accustomed to moans and groans from the claret and blue faithful as Paul Lambert's team have toiled on home territory.

Birmingham Mail: Ron Vlaar has a chance of returning to action for tonight's crunch clash at Cardiff, with Paul Lambert conceding the Villa defence needs the captain's reassuring presence. A hamstring problem kept Vlaar out of Saturday's 2-0 home defeat to West Ham, a match which prompted the manager to criticise the claret and blue backline for both Hammers' goals.

Express and Star: Ron Vlaar was today set to ride to Villa's rescue with Paul Lambert ready to declare him fit to face Cardiff. The skipper missed Saturday's 2-0 defeat to West Ham with a hamstring injury as Villa sank to their 10th home defeat of the season.

Mirror: Paul Lambert is desperate for captain Ron Vlaar to return on Tuesday night after the Dutch defender emerged as Aston Villa's key performer this term. Dutch international centre-back Vlaar missed the 2-0 home defeat to West Ham with a hamstring injury, leaving Villa without a win in the six matches the 28-year-old stopper has missed.

BT Sport: Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Guzan is adamant the players are "man enough" to handle the boo boys as the club battle to beat the drop. Villa's horrendous home form this season again returned to haunt them on Saturday as they suffered a woeful 2-0 loss to relegation rivals West Ham.

Daily Express: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's timing was immaculate as a player and against visiting Aston Villa tonight he will discover if his sense is just as acute as a manager.

BBC Sport: Captain Steven Caulker says Cardiff City will avoid relegation if they win their seven remaining home games, starting against Aston Villa.

*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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