Express and Star: Gary Gardner today vowed to return stronger as he closed in on an Aston Villa comeback. The midfielder has begun training after a second cruciate knee ligament injury sidelined him back in August.
TEAMTalk: Former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie is optimistic about the club's chances of beating the drop this season. And Hendrie feels prosperous times could lie ahead if they stick with Paul Lambert - as long as a few more experienced players are added to the squad.
ITV Football: Former Aston Villa midfielder Lee Hendrie is optimistic about the club's chances of beating the drop this season and feels prosperous times could lie ahead if they stick with Paul Lambert - as long as a few more experienced players are added to the squad. With eight Barclays Premier League fixtures left to play this term Villa are 17th in the table, three points clear of 18th-placed Wigan, who have a game in hand.
ClubCall: Aston Villa, Fulham, Chelsea and Manchester City had scouts at this week's UEFA Under-17 section matches in Croatia.
ClubCall: Boss Paul Lambert has put his foot down - telling Villa officials they cannot sell Christian Benteke to Manchester City this summer. Lambert believes the Belgian will commit his future to Villa - as long as the club remain in the Premier League.
Best Of The Rest
BBC Sport: Manchester United striker Robin van Persie says he may stay at Old Trafford for the remainder of his career.
Sky Sports: Blackpool forward Tom Ince says he will only make a Premier League move when he feels ready amid reports Liverpool will renew their interest.
BBC Sport: Sunderland will be without striker Steven Fletcher and midfielder Lee Cattermole for the remainder of the season, the club has confirmed.
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