Express and Star: Aston Villa skipper Ron Vlaar today urged his team-mates to approach their Premier League relegation battle over the next few months with the right mindset. The claret and blues are two points adrift of safety in 19th place ahead of this weekend's meeting with West Ham.
ClubCall: Paul Lambert says Aston Villa's current situation is "horrible" but insists he and the squad are confident of avoiding relegation. Lambert's men currently find themselves rooted inside the bottom three after a run of one win in their last 11 Premier League games, with three points separating themselves from Reading in 17th place.
ClubCall: Gabriel Agbonlahor feels a change in luck is all Aston Villa need to start picking up some wins and climb away from the drop zone. The Villa striker has spoken out about the club's current plight as they sit in second-bottom spot in the Premier League, two points adrift of safety, following a poor run of eight games without a win.
Setanta Sports: Paul Lambert will be happy if Aston Villa play poorly as long as they win. It has been a season to forget for Villa as they were knocked out of both the FA Cup and Capital One Cup by lower league opposition, while 21 points from 25 games has left them three points adrift of safety.
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Sky Sports: Goalkeeper Vukasin Poleksic has protested his innocence after Debrecen confirmed their UEFA Champions League game against Liverpool in 2009 was part of a match-fixing investigation.
BBC Sport: Nottingham Forest are set to name their new boss within 48 hours, with former manager Billy Davies the overwhelming favourite, reports BBC Nottingham.
Sky Sports: Newcastle United skipper Fabricio Coloccini has revealed that the idea of a return to San Lorenzo 'still exists', but he will give his all for the Magpies for the remainder of the season.
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