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Birmingham Mail: Chris Herd described his first goal as the "highlight" of his fledgling career and urged Villa to use the Liverpool draw as a springboard for survival.
Birmingham Mail: Alex McLeish has been heartened by the emergence of Aston Villa's homegrown heroes -after insisting he predicted the club's present "pain".
Birmingham Mail: Alex McLeish is refusing to set Villa a Premier League survival points target ahead of today's tea-time clash against Stoke at Villa Park.
Sky Sports: Alex McLeish is happy with the response of his young players at Aston Villa after throwing them in at the deep end.
Express & Star: Villa's Chris Herd today admitted his goal at Liverpool is his career highlight - but would be eclipsed if he can bag the winner against Stoke tonight.
Birmingham Post: Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock believes recent events have brought the squad closer together and with it a determination to improve.
Birmingham Post: Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish believes the crop of youngsters coming through the club's ranks means there is plenty to look forward to in the future.
Teamtalk: Aston Villa defender Stephen Warnock believes recent events have brought the squad closer together and with it a determination to improve.
Mirror: Forward Andreas Weimann is in contention for a recall for Aston Villa's match at home to Stoke.
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