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Tuesday media watch [09.10.12 PM]: Defender happy with partnership

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Tuesday media watch [09.10.12 PM]: Defender happy with partnership

Express and Star: Villa keeper Brad Guzan can mount a serious challenge to Everton counterpart Tim Howard to be the USA No.1 according to defender Eric Lichaj. The pair were both named in coach Jurgen Klinsmann's squad for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers against Antigua & Barbuda and Guatemala.

Express and Star: Villa skipper Ron Vlaar today admitted his centre-back partnership with Ciaran Clark is still very much a work in progress. The pair have now played together seven times in the Premier League for Villa but have managed just the one clean sheet so far - the 2-0 win over Swansea last month. Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar as admitted that his partnership with Ciaran Clark is still a work in progress, but insists they are improving with every game. Both played their part in frustrating Tottenham for almost an hour at White Hart Lane on Sunday before succumbing to a 2-0 defeat, and the Holland international says he has struck up a real chord with Clark at the back.

Sky Sports: Aston Villa captain Ron Vlaar believes his defensive partnership with Ciaran Clark is gradually improving, although he admits they can do more to help pull the club away from the Premier League relegation zone. The pair helped frustrate Tottenham in the first half of Saturday's game at White Hart Lane before Villa eventually lost 2-0.

Sky Sports: Sky Sports understands several Premier League clubs are chasing Burnley hot-shot Charlie Austin. Austin is currently the top scorer in the country after netting 15 goals in 12 games for Burnley.

*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 9th October 2012
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