Birmingham Mail: Alex McLeish has emerged as an unlikely claret and blue hero...for bringing in man-of-the-moment Brett Holman. The former Villa and Blues manager endured a troubled spell in charge at Villa Park and was sacked in the summer after a dismal Premier League campaign.
Birmingham Mail: Gary Gardner insists he will do whatever he can to bounce back from his injury hell - even if it means playing in goal again! The Villa midfielder has just started the long rehabilitation process from a knee injury but has already admitted he will play anywhere for new boss Paul Lambert.
Sky Sports: Marc Albrighton is a name which is seared into the memory of pub quiz teams up and down the country. Alongside Brian Deane, Eric Cantona, Mike Newell, Les Ferdinand and Moritz Volz, the Aston Villa winger holds the distinction of having scored one of the landmark goals in Premier League history. Albrighton took the English top-flight tally to 20,000 in December 2011 when he struck against Arsenal at Villa Park in front of his beloved Holte End and, despite the game eventually ending in defeat, it remains a sweet memory.
Best Of The Rest
The Sun: Alex Ferguson believes he has come across a diamond that could bring Manchester United silver this season.
Mirror: Wayne Rooney wants to become an England inspiration - like Eric Cantona was at Manchester United.
Daily Mail: England are poised to introduce a code of conduct which could see players banned from representing their country if they step out of line.
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