Writer: Mike Field
Date:Monday April 21 2008
If rumours are to be believed, Martin O'Neill will shortly be sitting down with Ashley Young and offering him a contract extension after his performances this season.
O'Neill plans to sit down with a few of our players in the summer and sort out their futures, having already talked of doing so with Barry and Wilf.
Young, like Barry, has 2 years left on his current deal but given his scintilating performances in games so far, O'Neill obviously wants him tied to the club for many years to come.
Speaking to the E&S, Young said:
"I don`t need to sign a new deal, I`m just looking forward to the rest of the season and if the manager wants to give me a new deal, fine.
"I`m just concentrating on things on the field.
"It`s a massive club and we said even last season that the club was evolving and we`re looking forward to getting ourselves back up the table.
"We`re doing really well on the field and hopefully come the end of the season we will finish fifth.
'We always felt we could finish in a European spot - we said that from the start of the season.
"We`re not thinking about holidays - we`re just thinking about the work on the field. It`s important to concentrate on the rest of the games and not think about anything else and that`s what the boys are doing.
"It`s in our hands and we`re looking forward to the next three games to get three points in every one.'
Young has thanked O'Neill for allowing him the free role which has suited him so well in the last few games. It's suited him so well in ffact that Villa have notched up 15 goals in 3 games which is rather amazing given our lack of a predatory striker.
"I just enjoy getting on the ball and I would like to thank the manager for giving me that role.
"I`m enjoying playing in that free role, popping up on the left, right or behind the front two. As long as I`m in the team, that`s all that matters and yesterday was a brilliant performance from the whole team, not just me - there were 11 men out there who did the job."
Date:Monday April 21 2008
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