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Young Spirit Will See Us Through

Young Spirit Will See Us Through

Luke Young believes Villa have the quality and desire to play themselves into wins, even when the quality of the performance is lacking, like last night.

Speaking to the Mail, Luke Young was pleased with his first goal for the club and acknowledged the team didn't play the sort of football we now expect from them, but that even when they don't, we can now battle and grind out results.

"As a defender you do your best at the back but it takes the pressure off you when in the flash of an eye you can go up the other end with Youngy, Gabby, Milner and Carew, it makes such a difference.

"They can cause teams so many problems and can be so dangerous.

"It`s hard to put my finger on why we weren`t as good, it was flat and we weren`t as sharp and zippy as we can be.

"But on the break, if we can soak up a bit of pressure, we can hit teams and that`s what we did last night.

"It`s all about picking up three points - Blackburn came here and tried to win the game."

Young also appreciates that with our fixture list O'Neill will be rotating players at points and if a player isn't performing properly will be dropped, like he was against Portsmouth. But like others in the squad the options that the summer signings have given us mean we are better placed to keep the squad motivated and fresh for games.

"The top teams have to do it so it`s time for us to get used to it.

"The manager knew with European competition we needed a strong squad and we`ve got one. There`s two players for most positions so if you`re not doing it someone will wait to come in. It`s healthy."

Young also admitted he didn't know much about his scrambled goal, I'm sure those who watched the highlights after the match also didn't know much about it.

"I think the word you would use it that I 'bundled` it into the net.

"We improved in the second half but we`re getting a bit leggy, maybe some of the games are catching up on us a bit.

'The big sides win when they don`t play well and that`s what we managed to do."



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday October 30 2008
Time: 3:43PM

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I've been really impressed by Luke Young, he's fitted into the side and the way we play really well since he arrived, much more so than Nicky Shorey in my opinion. I look forward to the return of Freddy Bouma to that LB berth.
Mayo_12
31/10/2008 09:09:00
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I think we're all looking forward to the return of Wilf.
murph
01/11/2008 09:01:00
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The need for clean sheets is Important, knowing Villa are likely to get a goal a game means keeping a clean sheet guarantees 3 points, I will second the Murphster comments, so looking fwd to seeing Wilf return to the team.
col8
01/11/2008 10:43:00
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I like Luke Young, think that he's settling in nicely. As for Freddie, still think that once Shorey shows his true form, Bouma will have a big fight on his hands.
glensider
10/11/2008 14:20:00
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Rotation will very definitely be the name of the game, it has to be if we want to be successful. At least the breturn of Freddie will provide much needed competition. We're still short on quality full backs.
glensider
10/11/2008 14:22:00
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