Writer: Mike Field
Date:Monday March 22 2010
Martin O'Neill believes that Ashley Young is the in form wing wizard in the Premiership at the moment, and not just for his attacking play.
Speaking on the Official Site following our 2-2 derby draw against Wolves, O'Neill was full of praise for Young who seems to be getting back to his 'best' in terms of whipping in crosses and giving the strikers something to really feed off.
'I thought his delivery was terrific. There must have been at least eight or nine really dangerous balls that he put in there. It was fantastic.'
O'Neill has never brought into the 'dip' in form of Ash that most fans have discussed to death on the forum and continues by explaining that it's not just a reaction to the Wolves game, he thinks Ash has been this dangerous going forward for a while.
'I think he has been great, but not just against Wolves. He is the one that drove us on brilliantly against Reading in the second half. I tell you what I am pleased with, his overall game.'
In terms of his overall game, despite describing him as 9 stone wet O'Neill is really pleased with his tracking back to defence and his hassling in the midfield areas.
'I don't think there are too many people playing wide at this minute that are shining as much as he is.'
I'm not sure I agree with that, but Ash has definitely improved of late. We all know he's prepared to run backwards and help out at the other end of the pitch but it feels like it's been a long time since we saw him pick up the ball and then just repeatedly attack a fullback into submission before sending over a string of serious crosses that just beg a touch on.
He was more back to that against Wolves than possibly any other point in the season so far and I for one certainly hope it continues.
Date:Monday March 22 2010
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