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Tuesday media watch [13.08.13 PM]: Boss playing waiting game

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Tuesday media watch [13.08.13 PM]: Boss playing waiting game

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

Express and Star: Villa boss Paul Lambert today insisted he will wait before deciding whether to unleash Jores Okore and Aleksandar Tonev at Arsenal. The duo missed a month of pre-season with injury and Lambert wants to assess their fitness after the international games.

ClubCall: Villa chief executive Paul Faulkner says there could be more summer arrivals but has ruled out a deal for Nuremberg's Hiroshi Kiyotake. Midfielder Kiyotake has been linked with a move to Villa Park and Faulkner has confirmed the club did make an enquiry for the Japan international but the 23-year-old will not be arriving before the transfer window closes.

Rotherham Advertiser: A date has been confirmed for Rotherham United's Capital One Cup second round clash away to Aston Villa. The match is on Wednesday, August 28, with a 7.45pm kick off at Villa Park.

ClubCall: Crystal Palace remain keen on Aston Villa outcast Darren Bent despite landing striker Marouane Chamakh from Arsenal. Chamakh has penned a one-year deal with Palace after he became surplus to requirements at Arsenal but Eagles boss Ian Holloway wants even more Premier League experience in his attack and is targeting Bent.

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BBC Sport: The rivalry between England and Scotland will be just as intense as in previous years, according to Scotland boss Gordon Strachan.

Sky Sports: West Ham have completed the signing of winger Stewart Downing from Liverpool.

BBC Sport: England manager Roy Hodgson expects striker Wayne Rooney to put his club troubles aside when he features in Wednesday's friendly against Scotland.

*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 13th August 2013
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