Midlands latest: Cleverley reveals aims at Villa; Jackett defends Wolves over transfers

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Cleverley reveals Villa aims

Tom Cleverley says that he just wants to get back into the England set-up after moving to Aston Villa.

The Manchester United man joined Villa on a season-long-loan yesterday and he has already set himself a demanding target.

"I have got to get back playing and hopefully as a by-product of that I can get back in the England team," he said.

"The thing I am concentrating on though is trying to come in and hit the ground running so I can help Aston Villa.”

Esteban Cambiasso scores

It has not taken Esteban Cambiasso long to make an impression at Leicester City.

The Foxes’s marquee summer signing is one of the highest-profile players to ever pull on the club's shirt and he has already shown his quality by scoring on his debut.

In a behind-closed-door friendly against MK Dons, Cambiasso netted in Leicester’s 4-0 win and will be firmly in his manager Nigel Pearson’s thinking for their next competitive game.

Peter Odemwingie confirms need for surgery

Stoke City’s Peter Odemwingie has confirmed that he will need surgery on a troublesome knee injury.

The Nigerian international has made something of a resurgence at the Potters, but he is now facing a lengthy absence on the sidelines.

"It's confirmed now surgery is required. Really gutted I will miss many games of the season. Will work hard to be back as early as possible," he wrote on Twitter.

Jeremy Peace happy with West Brom business

Jeremy Peace has revealed that he was pleased with the business that West Bromwich Albion completed over the summer.

The Baggies have had a busy transfer window – with 11 players joining and 12 leaving – and Peace feels that the additions and departures have made them a stronger squad.

“We have brought players in, we have done business early and worked hard to get them in and tried to settle them," the Baggies chairman said.

"We have brought in good players, re-negotiated three senior players’ contracts and it’s a very content dressing room.

“But they are still hungry and they still want success.”

Kenny Jackett defends transfer policy

Kenny Jackett has defended Wolverhampton Wanderers’ lack of summer activity.

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Wolves only made three signings during the whole of the window, but Jackett says that he wasn’t prepared to stretch the budget to bring in his targets.

“You’ve got to run a club how you want to run it - work out your financial parameters and stick to that,” he said.

Can Cleverley make it back into the England set-up? Will Cambiasso start in Leicester's next match?

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