Congrats To Ash, PFA Young Player Of Year
Congratulations to Ashley Young for becoming the third Villa player (following on from boy wonder Gary Shaw and Andy Gray) to win the PFA Young Player of the Year.
Young beat off competition from Gabby Agbonlahor, along with Jonny Evans and Rafael Da Silva of Man Utd, Aaron Lennon of Spurs and the one I thought might push Ash the closet Manchester City's Stephen Ireland.
Martin O'Neill told the official site he was 'absolutely delighted' for the wing wizard.
'It's a brilliant mix to have a talented player with bags of confidence. I am so pleased for him and he is very deserving of the award.'
He also said Gabby deserved a mention.
Meanwhile the player himself said he felt the award was a 'massive personal achievement'.
Adding, 'It is voted for by my fellow professionals so it demonstrates they have been noticing what I have been doing, which gives me a tremendous lift. I may have won the award but it's a team game at the end of the day. If the lads weren't getting the ball to me, playing well and getting on the end of my crosses, I wouldn't have won this award. The team have done brilliantly this season and they deserve a lot of credit.'