Express and Star: Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert today urged Norwich City to end their "obsession" with him as he tried to play down his return to Carrow Road tomorrow night. The claret and blues will travel to East Anglia for a Capital One Cup quarter-final tie against Norwich but all the focus is likely to be on Lambert following his acrimonious exit from the Canaries last summer.
ClubCall: Paul Lambert insists his focus is on trying to guide Aston Villa into the Capital One Cup semi-finals than worrying about Norwich fans. Lambert will return to Carrow Road for the first time since his acrimonious departure during the summer to take charge of Villa.
ClubCall: Paul Lambert insists he has no interest in allowing out-of-favour Aston Villa keeper Shay Given to go out on loan. Given has lost his place this season to Brad Guzan and his only appearances since August have been in the Capital One Cup ties with Manchester City and Swindon.
Sky Sports: Aston Villa goalkeeper Shay Given will not be sent out on loan this season, manager Paul Lambert has insisted. The former Republic of Ireland international has dropped behind Brad Guzan in the pecking order this season, making just two Premier League and two Carling One Cup appearances in the first team.
ITV Football: Paul Lambert insists his focus is on trying to guide Aston Villa into the Capital One Cup semi-finals than any possible backlash from Norwich fans tomorrow evening. Lambert will return to Carrow Road for the first time since his acrimonious departure during the summer to take charge of Villa.
Goal.com: Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert hopes that what he has labelled the "obsession" of Norwich City supporters with him ends ahead of the Capital One Cup quarter-final tie between the two clubs on Tuesday evening. Lambert guided the Canaries from League One to Premier League safety before departing Carrow Road for Villa Park in the summer.
Goal.com: Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark has backed team-mate Darren Bent to recapture his best form at the club. The 28-year-old has struggled to earn a first-team berth upon his return from a knee ligament injury due to the impressive form of summer signing Christian Benteke.
Setanta Sports: Paul Lambert has no intention of allowing Shay Given to leave Aston Villa on loan despite the goalkeeper spending the majority of the season on the bench. Given has found himself behind Brad Guzan in the pecking order at Villa Park with the former Republic of Ireland international restricted to just two appearances in the Capital One League Cup since August.
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