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Monday media watch [16.11.15 AM]

Update on Jordan Amavi International preview: Villans set for action
Monday media watch [16.11.15 AM]

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

The Sun: Rémi Garde has suffered his first major setback as Aston Villa boss after French full-back Jordan Amavi was ruled out for the rest of the season. The £10million summer signing from Nice ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament playing for France U21s against Northern Ireland on Thursday.

Birmingham Mail: Villa defender Jordan Amavi will miss the rest of the 2015/16 season after rupturing ligaments in his right knee, the club have confirmed. The left-back suffered the injury while on international duty with France U21s during their 1-0 European qualifying win over Northern Ireland on Thursday.

Daily Star: Aston Villa have suffered a massive blow after it was confirmed defender Jordan Amavi has been ruled out for the rest of the season.Amavi suffered ligament damage in his right knee playing for France's Under 21s against Northern Ireland on Thursday. Villa released a statement yesterday revealing new boss Rémi Garde will have to battle relegation without one of the young French players he has been brought in to mould into Premier League stars.

The Guardian Online: Jordan Amavi will miss the rest of the season with a cruciate knee ligament injury. The Aston Villa defender was injured during the France Under-21 win against Northern Ireland. The left-back went down in pain after making a challenge during the European Under-21 qualifier in Guingamp and was taken to hospital before undergoing scans on Friday. Losing Amavi is a significant blow to Villa's new manager, Rémi Garde, who replaced Tim Sherwood two weeks ago. Amavi has made 12 appearances since joining from Nice last summer and was recalled by Garde for his first game in charge, when Villa drew 0-0 with Manchester City immediately before the international break.


Birmingham Mail: Martin Keown believes Rémi Garde will make his mark at Bodymoor Heath and really impress his players - as he earmarks progress up the Barclays Premier League table. Keown spent three years at Arsenal between 1995 and 1999. Former Villan and Gunner Keown remembers Garde as a happy, intelligent and focused player - and he admits he picked him out as a manager of the future.

Birmingham Mail Online: Former Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has been tasked with the job of turning around a failing Blackburn Rovers. The 46-year-old, who was sacked by the claret and blues in February after two-and-a-half seasons in the Midlands, has officially taken over at Ewood Park and will be unveiled tomorrow. Joining him at the Championship club is ex-Albion manager Alan Irvine who will worked as his assistant.

Daily Star: Blackburn last night confirmed Paul Lambert as their new boss. He replaces Gary Bowyer who was sacked on Tuesday following a run of one win in six league games. Lambert will be joined by ex-Rovers player and youth team coach Alan Irvine, who was named as his assistant.

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BBC Sport: Defender Gary Cahill believes England were not outclassed in their 2-0 friendly defeat by Spain on Friday. Vicente del Bosque's European champions had 64% possession in Alicante, as full-back Mario Gaspar scored a stunning acrobatic goal.

Sky Sports: Cesc Fabregas admits Chelsea's poor start to their Premier League title defence is causing him sleepless nights. The Stamford Bridge side sit a lowly 16th in the table - just three points above the relegation zone - after winning just three of their first 12 games and losing seven. Jose Mourinho's men have also been knocked out of the Capital One Cup after winning it last season and still have work to do to make the last 16 of the Champions League.

BBC Sport: Manchester United forward Jesse Lingard has been called into England's squad to face France at Wembley on Tuesday. Lingard, 22, has made 11 appearances for England Under-21s but this is his first time with the senior squad. United team-mate Michael Carrick and Leicester striker Jamie Vardy are both injured and will miss the match.

*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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By @AVFCOfficial 16th November 2015