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Tuesday media watch [02.04.13 PM]: Guzan upbeat on survival

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Tuesday media watch [02.04.13 PM]: Guzan upbeat on survival

Setanta Sports: Survival is the only thing on Brad Guzan's mind as he bids to do all he can to keep Aston Villa in the Premier League. Villa have not managed to keep a clean sheet in their last 20 matches but the American shot-stopper does not care how many goals he lets in as long as Paul Lambert's side win their battle to beat the drop. Defeat to Liverpool on Sunday coupled with other weekend results saw Villa slip back into the relegation zone and they now have seven games to maintain their Premier League status. Goal difference is all that separates Villa from Wigan and while a clean sheet would be nice, Guzan is only interested in victories.

Express & Star: Goalkeeper Brad Guzan vowed Aston Villa will perform another escape act and climb out of the drop zone for a fifth time. The American dismissed relegation fears despite the claret and blues sinking into the bottom three again. Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Liverpool kept them rooted in the Premier League danger zone, for the fourth time this season, on goal difference. Villa are six points adrift of West Ham in 11th and with so many teams involved in the survival scrap, Guzan believes they can move out of the drop zone. Aston Villa goalkeeperBrad Guzan insists that he does not care how many goals he concedes as long as his side avoid relegation. The American has displaced Shay Given as Paul Lambert's first-choice keeper after a number of impressive displays throughout the season but, despite his best efforts, the Villans have not recorded a clean sheet in their last 20 matches.

ESPN: Brad Guzan says Aston Villa have to improve following the Easter weekend twist that has left them back in the Premier League's bottom three. Although some breathing space came with Queens Park Rangers' 3-2 defeat at Fulham on Monday night, Villa are below the safety line themselves after fading from a position of half-time promise to lose their home clash with Liverpool 2-1.

Express & Star: Aston Villa were crowned Kings of Europe after they downed 10-man Chelsea to win the NextGen Series final. Two Graham Burke penalties handed them a 2-0 victory in Lake Como - in front of first-team chief Paul Lambert. Alex Kiwomya was sent off in the second-half for Chelsea as Villa capped a brilliant campaign after already beating Celtic, Ajax, Olympiacos and Sporting Lisbon.

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BBC Sport: QPR defender Chris Samba has told fans to "get over" the issue of his wages after apologising for his error-strewn display in the damaging loss to Fulham. Samba, 29, conceded a penalty from which Dimitar Berbatov opened the scoring, then lost the ball to the Bulgarian striker, who made it 2-0.

Sky Sports: New Sunderland boss Paolo Di Canio says his players will have to adhere to his disciplined approach or risk becoming a "team of anarchists". The 44-year-old former Swindon manager was appointed as replacement for Martin O'Neill at the Stadium of Light and has wasted no time in laying out his philosophy to his players.

BBC Sport: Former England captain David Beckham says he has not given up hope of playing for his country in the future. The Paris St-Germain midfielder told CNN:"I'm almost 38 so the chances are very slight, but you never know."

Sky Sports: Sky sources report that former Reading manager Brian McDermott is on the shortlist to take charge at Championship side Leeds. The Yorkshire outfit are on the hunt for a new boss after Neil Warnock stepped down in the wake of Monday's 2-1 defeat at home to Derby.

BBC Sport: Former Leeds United boss Neil Warnock says there is a chance he could return to football, even though it is unlikely he will manage again. The 64-year-old left Elland Road on Monday after a 2-1 defeat by Derby.

*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 2nd April 2013
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