Villa boss Lambert coy over Hutton future | Transfers | Tribal Football

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is coy over the future of Alan Hutton.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert is coy over the future of Alan Hutton.

Lambert chose his words carefully when discussing Hutton, it is understood the club will now listen to offers for the former Tottenham right-back.

“This is just the squad I’ve decided to go with,” Lambert told the Birmingham Mail.

“I spoke to Alan the other week and he played fine on Saturday, no worries whatsoever. This is the squad I decided to go with.

“To be fair he was okay with that, he was fine. He worked hard in the game so there’s no adverse feeling there. I just decided to go with the squad that’s here.

“I had a chat and told him what was happening with the group that’s come over here. He was fine and he did really fine against Burton.”

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Villa boss Lambert says no deal close for Feyenoord defender Vlaar | Transfers | Tribal Football

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says a deal for Feyenoord defender Ron Vlaar has some way to go.

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert says a deal for Feyenoord defender Ron Vlaar has some way to go.

Although the Feyenoord central defender told the Dutch press it would be a “dream” to join Villa, the transfer is far from being a formality.

“Ron came over and we had a chat with him, that’s basically where it’s been left, there’s nothing imminent at all,” Lambert told the Birmingham Mail.

“I spoke to the guy and he’s a really top bloke and a very good player. We’ll see what happens. I just had a chat with the guy, that’s all it was.

“I honestly don’t know if anyone else is interested in him. I had a chat with him the other day and he was great, everything’s fine.

“I know what type of character he is and we’ll need to see what happens. I’ll have a chat with the people here. The main thing was having a chat with the lad himself to see how he feels. I don’t know if he’ll be coming out here, I’ve only just had a chat with him.

“I’ve not put any ground rules down, nothing at all, it was just a chat.”

Reading boss McDermott happy Zingarevich joining them for preseason | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Reading boss Brian McDermott is happy club owner Anton Zingarevich is joining their camp in Portugal.Zingarevich is planning to take in a game.

Reading boss Brian McDermott is happy club owner Anton Zingarevich is joining their camp in Portugal.

Zingarevich is planning to take in a game.

“It’s nice to have him around,” said McDermott of his 30-year-old boss.

“Anton is a real part of this. He wants to watch the training and be around us. That’s a good thing for me.”

Burnley snap up Reading fullback Mills | Transfers | Tribal Football

Burnley have snapped Reading fullback Joseph Mills on a 12-month loan.

Burnley have snapped Reading fullback Joseph Mills on a 12-month loan.

The attack-minded full-back made 14 Championship appearances for Reading last season as they clinched promotion to the top-flight, including a start at Turf Moor in October when he helped the Royals to a 1-0 win.

The 22-year-old left-back becomes Burnley‘s fourth new recruit of the summer after agreeing a season-long loan.

Reading chief Hammond delighted with successful market campaign | Transfers | Tribal Football

Reading chief Nicky Hammond is delighted with their summer market business.

Reading chief Nicky Hammond is delighted with their summer market business.

Garath McCleary, Pavel Pogrebnyak, Danny Guthrie, Nicky Shorey, Adrian Mariappa and Chris Gunter have all been added to the squad.

“We’re pleased with the business we have done and are making really good progress,” Hammond told Getreading.

“We’re a long way ahead of where we were this time last year.

“The aim was to get the players that we wanted prior to Portugal and we have done well with that and are in reasonably good shape.

“It’s a nice position to be in. Normally at this time of the year I’m looking at who I’m going to sell to balance the books, which is what we have done since we were last in the Premier League.

“That’s the model that we have run before, but it’s different to that this summer. It’s a much better situation to be in. Players are players, though, and you always have to make a good decision whether they are a £100,000 player or a £10million player.”

Chicharito convinced of better form: My first full Man Utd preseason | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is determined to get amongst the goals in the early stages of the new season.

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez is determined to get amongst the goals in the early stages of the new season.

Hernandez, 24, was an instant hit at United, firing 20 goals – including 18 in 20 starts – after signing from Chivas for £6million two years ago.

Chicharito said: “This will be my first complete pre-season because during the last two summers I met up with the team in America during the tour.

“It will be important and I just want to enjoy it and do my best. I know I need to keep learning – you never stop learning – and I want to continue to improve and work hard in order to repay the people that put their trust in me.

“I know I need to be professional on and off the pitch and I want to make sure I’m ready for the new season.

“I really enjoyed my summer break in Mexico with all my family and my friends but I have to say I was missing not being at Carrington. I’m very happy to be back and to see my team-mates and start pre-season.”

Newcastle boss Pardew says Taylor fit for season kickoff | Premiership News | Tribal Football

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is confident Steven Taylor will be fit for their season opener.Taylor has not featured in pre-season thus far.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is confident Steven Taylor will be fit for their season opener.

Taylor has not featured in pre-season thus far.

He told the Evening Chronicle: “He’s fine – that’s the really good news.

“You’re going to get tweaks when you’ve been out as long as him. It’s a slight hamstring tweak – it’s nothing.

“He’s got plenty of time – he’s fit. He’s double fit. He’s in the best shape he’s ever been in.

“Physically, for him, pre-season’s a non-event.

“Mentally, he needs to get himself back in order.”