Midlands latest: Villa defender to leave on loan; Nugent hails Ulloa

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Chris Herd to join Bolton 

Aston Villa defender Chris Herd is set for a loan move to Bolton Wanderers, according to the Express and Star.

Herd is yet to make an appearance for Villa this season and may have to take a drop down the divisions in his search of first-team football. 

Nugent: Ulloa a bargain

Leonardo Ulloa has been hailed as a bargain buy by his Leicester City strike-partner David Nugent. 

Ulloa become the Foxes most expensive player ever this summer, but the move to bring him in has clearly pleased Nugent. 

"Leo has been a revelation so far," Nugent told ITV Sport.

"He has come in from Brighton and he has scored lots of goals. At £8 million he has turned out to be a bargain."

Huth expected to start

Robert Huth is expected to make only his second Stoke City appearance of the season in the League Cup when the Potters take on Sunderland tonight.

The imposing centre-back has lost his place so far this season, but he will be attempting to prove that he deserves a spot in the starting line-up in this evening's fixture. 

Sebastian Pocognoli praises Lescott

Sebastian Pocognoli has praised Joleon Lescott for the impact that he made on his West Bromwich Albion debut at the weekend.

Lescott made his first appearance against Tottenham Hotspur, where the Baggies picked up an unlikely victory, and his Belgian teammate was clearly impressed by the impact that his new teammate had. 

"Joleon was incredible. He is really ‘the boss.’ He is a great player," Pocognoli said to the Express and Star. 

“When he plays like he did on Sunday is provides help for the whole team. He manages the defence because he has a lot of experience. He is someone we really need in the team.”

Moxey wants Premier League challenge

Wolverhampton Wanderers chief executive Jez Moxey says that the club are trying to get to a similar standing as Everton in the footballing ladder.

Moxey admits that Wolves are never likely to be able to compete with the ultra-rich squads at the top level, but he would like to see them challenging for the European spots.

He said to the Expreess and Star: “I don’t think, in my life-time, we’re going to usurp Manchester City or Manchester United but why can’t we emulate, say, Everton, challenging?

“That’s the dream. We’re striving to get there.”

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