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Left is All-Right for Luke

Left is All-Right for Luke

Luke Young has admitted that whilst his preferred position is on the right-side of defence, he`s more than happy to carry on his task on the other side of the pitch.

It`s a seemingly innocuous announcement, if you forget the fact that Young has mentioned this at least once already, as has midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker about his current positional differentiation from what was once preferred. If the last attempts by both players are anything to go by, they will be largely ignored by manager Martin O`Neill.

Young spoke to the official website, avfc.co.uk:

"In my younger days at Tottenham, I occasionally played as one of three central defenders or sometimes as a wing-back.

"Until this season it had been a long time since I'd played left-back but I'm at club with big ambitions, so all that matters to me is being in the starting XI.

"If it's at left-back, so be it. I'm just pleased to be playing.

"I feel my performances would be better at right-back because I feel I can offer more in that position. But if the manager wants me on the left, I have no problem."


Young has done an ok job out there on the left; however he does from time to time get twisted inside out as he seems to forget which foot to put forward first. One can only hope that O`Neill dips into the transfer market, having clearly decided that Nicky Shorey isn`t good enough, or, Wilf Bouma speeds up his recovery process!



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Writer:Murph
Date:Tuesday January 13 2009
Time: 1:25PM

Comments

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He could end up playing left back for england the way he is playing.He has been brilliant this season.When we get freddie back and young shifts back to the right our defence will be even stronger.
lerneravfc
13/01/2009 14:03:00
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Agree lerneravfc, I am well impressed with him, confident on the ball, good passer and solid in defence. Rarely puts a foot wrong and shows up Mellberg as a fullback (although he was obviously quality in the centre.) Hope MON doesn't drop him when Freddie does get back for the likes of Nige or Cuellar playing out of position.
Villan444
13/01/2009 15:56:00
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Young is quality, but has he got nowt else to do than talk to the press? he's always coming out with a soundbite. No offence to him, he's a great player... but please shut the ***** up!
krisvilla
13/01/2009 18:01:00
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So nice to see a player getting on with his job - whatever the manager says it is - and not moaning.
The Fear
13/01/2009 18:07:00
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Any news on how long till Bouma is fit for 1st team action ?
HolteEnder43
13/01/2009 20:39:00
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