Today's media round-up

21st March 2013

With World Cup qualifiers next on the agenda, today's media round-up has an international feel to it.
Crystal Palace midfielder Jonathan Williams has heaped praise on his team-mate with club and country - Jazz Richards, who is on loan at Selhurst Park.
Swans stopper Michel Vorm has also spoken of his desire to become Holland's number one, while Spanish football expert Guillem Balague believes Michu is on the verge of a national call-up.
Meanwhile, Morten Wieghorst has reflected on his role as assistant manager at the Swans.


South Wales Evening Post
Richards and Williams looking for Wales chances

Jazz Richards forms part of a growing Welsh contingent at Crystal Palace that also includes highly-rated teenager Jonathan Williams.
The Swansea City left-back, on loan to the Eagles, is one of four players plucked from Selhurst Park by Chris Coleman for Wales's World Cup qualifier against Scotland tomorrow.
Goalkeeper Lewis Price and striker Jermaine Easter are others, along with the hotly-tipped Williams.
Richards is hoping to win only his second cap and make a maiden appearance  in a competitive international at Hampden Park.
As for Williams, he dreams of a Wales debut.
The 19-year-old is the latest talented youngster to come off the Palace production line and is tipped to follow in the footsteps of Wilfried Zaha, who was recently snapped up by Manchester United.
"Jazz is one of my best mates at Palace and I was really happy to see him in the Wales squad. He's a top lad and a top player," said Williams.
"There's a few Welsh lads at Palace now and most of them are here. You have Gabbidon as well who's been a great person to have around the club .
"Jazz was the captain when I broke into the under-21s so I played with him a few times and he's a great lad.
"He's good for advice along with Gabbs."
Williams is also familiar with Swansea defender Ben Davies.
He added: "Ben's done amazingly and I'm so proud of what he's achieved in the last few months," said the midfielder.
"It's unfortunate for (Neil) Taylor who was doing unbelievably and it's great to see him back, but hopefully Ben can carry it on.
"He's not surprised me. I've been with him since the under-16s so I've always known what he could do.
"It was only a matter of time before he could make the step up and show everyone else."

Wales Online
Vorm targets Holland number one spot

Michel Vorm is hopeful his Swansea City form can make him the Netherlands No.1 as he eyes-up the World Cup.
Swans stopper Vorm is locked in a three-way battle for the Dutch goalkeepers spot under legendary coach Louis van Gaal.
But he admits both he and rival, Roma's Maarten Stekelenberg, will be kept guessing as he prepares to face Estonia on Friday in Holland's World Cup qualifier.
Vorm has been a regular in the Dutch squad and was back-up keeper when they reached the 2010 World Cup final as well as being reserve in last summer's European championship.
He has been joined in the squad by Swans midfielder Jonathan de Guzman who has caught the national eye with his Premier League performances since arriving on loan at the Liberty from Villareal.
Now Vorm, with another rival in Newcastle's Tim Krul out though injury, is hopeful he can press his case for a starting role, but claims he is relaxed and will try and let his Swansea displays further his cause.
"The only thing for me is to show what I can do when I play games," said the 29-year-old, looking for his tenth cap as Holland hope to stay top of Group D. "I feel I'm in good form, I'm well and I'm showing that out on the pitch.
"It's all I can do. I'm doing everything I can to improve my own game so I can show Van Gaal and the staff what I'm doing. Let's hope I can play.
"If not then I will keep working hard and do what I'm doing. Swansea is the only thing that counts for me."

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Swansea City's Michu 'on verge' of Spain call-up, says Guillem Balague
"A lot of people in Spain have been paying attention to Swansea and del Bosque has been to watch them play. Michu, in particular, is on the verge of his first call-up.
"I said last summer that he would turn out to be one of the signings of the season, and I was amazed that there weren't offers from more clubs.
"I think it's a matter of time before he wins his first cap.
"Chico has been another good signing. There aren't that many good Spanish centre-backs around, but Swansea have found one.
"Pablo has already shown that he is a brilliant player who can play between the lines, and he will only get better when he becomes a little more consistent.
"Rangel is not so well known in Spain. Like Roberto Martinez, who signed him for Swansea, he is essentially a Spanish-born British player.
"He was brought up with Spanish coaches, so he has the technique and understanding of the way Swansea want to play, and he has also adapted to the physicality of British football.
"Swansea' team and system make their players better and, when the players improve and are sold on, they are able to sign players of more quality. It's a fantastic model.
"It is not just a question of employing the right managers - which they have done very well - it's about having an idea.
"Swansea's chairman Huw Jenkins deserves a lot of credit for the way he has stayed faithful to that idea and developed it."

South Wales Evening Post
Wieghorst speaks on talk he could succeed Laudrup at Swans

Morten Wieghorst has admitted he wants to be a manager again - but insists it is too soon to suggest he could be Swansea City's next boss.
Michael Laudrup has mentioned his No. 2 as a contender  to take the reins at the Liberty when he moves on.
But although he is flattered by Laudrup's verdict, Wieghorst says he is only thinking about doing a sound job as Swansea's assistant boss.
Wieghorst has previously been the top man with Nordsjaelland and the Danish Under-21 side, and has been touted in his homeland as a leading candidate to become Denmark's next national manager.
But the 42-year-old's focus for now is on helping Laudrup's Swansea continue to thrive in the Premier League.
"It's a compliment of course (to be mentioned by Laudrup), but I don't think along those lines," Wieghorst said.
"There is speculation back home as well, but I have only been here a month and people are trying to put me into the next position.
"I am not thinking that far ahead, to be honest.
"I am not saying I am not going to go back into management. I think I will do that at some stage, but not right now.
"Right now I am really enjoying being the assistant coach  at Swansea and I'm concentrating on doing my best here.
"I have always lived that way - do your best whatever role you are in and then the future will take care of itself."