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Tuesday media watch [25.06.13 AM]: Latest press reports

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Tuesday media watch [25.06.13 AM]: Latest press reports

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

Birmingham Mail: Ian Taylor reckons Villa should be targeting a top-ten finish in the Premier League next season as Paul Lambert continues to overhaul the claret and blues squad. Villa were 15th in the top flight last term after an impressive late revival lifted them away from relegation trouble in the nick of time.

Birmingham Mail: Aston Villa Academy defender Derrick Williams has thanked the club for his football upbringing at Bodymoor Heath after leaving to join League One Bristol City on a permanent deal. Williams was offered a new deal at Villa but the 20-year-old Irish defender wants to kick-start his professional career with the Robins at Ashton Gate.

The Sun: QPR's Stephane Mbia, 27, is poised for a quick return to the Premier League. Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is keen to sign the Cameroon midfielder and inject some experience into his young squad.

Daily Mail [Sports Agenda]: Rafael Nadal, shock first round loser, is known to be superstitious. So next year he's sure to avoid being photographed pre-Wimbledon with Swansea manager Michael Laudrup and former Aston Villa chairman Sir Doug Ellis at popular English-run restaurant Wellies in Puerto Portais, Majorca.

Goal.com: Aston Villa Academy defender Derrick Williams has thanked the club for his football upbringing at Bodymoor Heath after leaving to join League One Bristol City on a permanent deal. Williams was offered a new deal at Villa but the 20-year-old Irish defender wants to kick-start his professional career with the Robins at Ashton Gate.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.

By @AVFCOfficial 25th June 2013
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