Friday media watch [01.08.14 AM]: Keane impact hailed
Birmingham Mail: Roy Keane's immediate impact at Villa is helping to bring the best out of the club's stars. The Premier League legend has transformed training and his in-depth knowledge of the game is rubbing off on the Villa squad. Boss Paul Lambert also feels Keane's snippets of information will benefit the youngsters at the club in the long term.
Birmingham Mail: Leandro Bacuna returns to his old stomping ground this weekend as Villa's pre-season adventure continues in Holland. Tomorrow the claret and blues play Groningen - Bacuna's former club - in their penultimate away game before the Premier League kicks off on August 16.
The Sun: Aston Villa are ready to make a move for Scott Sinclair. Boss Paul Lambert is looking for a winger and wants Chelsea's Victor Moses. But, if he misses out on Moses, Lambert will turn to Manchester City's Sinclair, 25, who is available for £3million.
Mirror: Paul Lambert says he fully "trusts" Roy Keane after insisting his new Aston Villa side-kick is not a touchline bully. Villa boss turned to Keane this summer after his previous long-term backroom staff of Ian Culverhouse and Gary Karsa were axed.
Daily Express: Two former Aston Villa centre-backs announced retirements yesterday - Irishman Richard Dunne, 34, currently at QPR, from international football and Olof Mellberg, 36, who hangs up his boots at all levels.
Daily Mail: Aston Villa full back Matt Lowton, 25, is wanted on loan by Middlesbrough.
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