Birmingham Mail: Christian Benteke has been tipped to bounce back for Villa after putting his nightmare miss at Tottenham behind him with a goal for Belgium. Benteke's team-mates Ron Vlaar and Marc Albrighton are convinced the former Genk frontman will soon atone for the missed sitter in his club colours.
Birmingham Mail: Ashley Westwood has been backed to make the transition from League One to Premier League - by a Villa team-mate - Fabian Delph - from similarly humble roots.
Daily Mirror: Paul Lambert has revealed he turned to ex-Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill for advice before taking over at the club.
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The Sun: Liverpool reckon plans to transform Anfield will help tempt the big names back to the club. Kop chiefs revealed proposals to remain at their historic home and turn it into a venue for 60,000 supporters at a cost of £150m.
BBC Sport: Steven Gerrard has hit back at Patrick Vieira's suggestion that England players do not love playing for the national team.
Sky Sports: Steven Gerrard says he will welcome Ashley Cole back to the England team if the Chelsea star returns to the starting XI against Poland tonight.
BBC Sport: Harry Redknapp has warned Croatia that Gareth Bale is in the class of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.
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