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Thursday media watch [11.10.12 PM]: Agbonlahor backs new boys

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Thursday media watch [11.10.12 PM]: Agbonlahor backs new boys

Express and Star: Gabby Agbonlahor today insisted the talented youngsters that Villa manager Paul Lambert has recruited are cut out for the Premier League. Lambert has looked to reshape Villa's squad with a number of experienced players shown the exit door in favour of relatively unproven ones plucked from the Championship and League One.

Express and Star: Ashley Westwood admitted training at Villa has been "lightning" as he continues to adjust to life at a Premier League club. The 22-year-old midfielder joined the claret and blues in a deal worth around £2m from League One Crewe and revealed the biggest difference is the intensity under Villa boss Paul Lambert. Former England Under-21 winger Marc Albrighton has backed Stuart Pearce's men to get a result against Serbia on Friday night. The Young Lions take on Aleksandar Jankovic's side at Carrow Road in the first leg of their Euro 2013 play-off, a game which brings back fond memories for the Aston Villa man.

ClubCall: Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor has spoken very highly of Paul Lambert's business during the summer transfer window. The 25-year-old has been impressed with the youngsters brought in by the former Norwich boss since his arrival in the summer.

ClubCall: Paul Lambert is hoping Aston Villa Richard Dunne will return to action before the end of 2012 after missing out with a groin problem. Dunne has missed the opening two months of the campaign and is still troubled by the setback.

Clubcall: Aston Villa youngster Ashley Westwood has revealed he is learning fast due to "lightning" training sessions under Paul Lambert. The 22-year-old joined from League One Crewe on transfer deadline day and has made two appearances for the first team off the bench.

Sky Sports: Aston Villa forward Gabriel Agbonlahor says he is very impressed by the club's young new recruits. Joe Bennett, Matthew Lowton and Ashley Westwood all arrived at Villa Park during the summer transfer window and Agbonlahor thinks they have settled in well. Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has been impressed with how quickly the club's summer signings have started life at Villa Park. After finding success with a moderately-assembled squad at Norwich in recent years, Paul Lambert has again plundered the lower leagues for talent, with the likes of Matt Lowton, Joe Bennett and Ashley Westwood joining.

*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 11th October 2012
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