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Football News Roundup – August 21, 2013

  • Chelsea v Aston Villa preview
    Chelsea and Aston Villa have the opportunity to move to the top of the Premier League when they meet at Stamford Bridge in a match rearranged due to the Blues' participation in the European Super Cup.
  • Petrov steps down from role
    Stiliyan Petrov has decided to step down from his role as assistant manager of Aston Villa's Under-21s as he focuses on his recovery from acute leukaemia.
  • Clough demands Derby reaction
    Nigel Clough expects his Derby players to respond positively after their first defeat of the season at Leicester City.
  • Lambert: We owe it to the fans
    Paul Lambert has told his Aston Villa side they owe it to themselves and their fans to atone for last season's Stamford Bridge nightmare this Wednesday night.
  • Evatt edges closer to fitness
    Ian Evatt has made his first appearance for Chesterfield in a behind-closed doors friendly.
  • Rudd not taking Coventry lightly
    Preston North End's on-loan goalkeeper Declan Rudd is not taking Coventry lightly despite their ongoing off-field problems.
  • Boukari back at Wolverhampton
    Razak Boukari is back training with Wolves despite continuing negotiations over his proposed season-long loan to Sochaux.
  • Jackett dismisses Johnson claims
    Wolves boss Kenny Jackett has dismissed claims that transfer-listed Roger Johnson has refused to play for the club's Under-21s.
  • Davies applauds Mackie effort
    Jamie Mackie's work ethic has quickly endeared him to the Nottingham Forest fans, according to Reds boss Billy Davies.
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