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Young wants fab finish this season and classy campaign next term
Luke Young gives his season verdict and thoughts on next term.
19th May 2011
Young wants fab finish this season and classy campaign next term


By Paul Brown

Luke Young has called for Villa to put a frustrating campaign behind them with a win over Liverpool - and then come roaring back into form next season.

Young admits Villa go into the final game of the term against the Reds with confidence brimming after the ace Arsenal win.

He said the Emirates result generated a mixture of frustration - because Villa haven't been able to replicate that form all season - and determination - to show that ability in abundance next term.

He said: "You look back at the rest of the season following the Arsenal win and there's a bit of frustration, wondering why we haven't been able to replicate that sort of form on a regular basis.

"There's frustration that we haven't been able to produce that on enough occasions.

"We knew we could produce this kind of result in the run-up to the game at the Emirates.

"We finished sixth three times on the bounce. We know we are a good side and we know we have good players.

"For whatever reason, things haven't gone great for us this season but next season with a fresh start I feel we can really kick on and try to prove what a good side we are."

Young also admitted he didn't want the season to end after finding his feet late on in the campaign.

His term has been littered with injury issues but he's returned to the side over the past few weeks.

He continued: "It's been frustrating for me because I had this knee problem. I was probably playing with it which I shouldn't.

"Then I couldn't carry on anymore and it was a frustrating few months.

"I have shrugged it off now and got back in the side for quite a few games and it's been enjoyable. I don't want the season to end.

"It doesn't really feel like an end of season time for me because I don't feel like I've had one yet."

Young looks set to keep his place in the side at left-back for the visit of Kenny Dalglish's men.

His natural position of right-back, of course, is currently the domain of young starlet Kyle Walker.

Experienced full-back Young has been mightily impressed with Walker, who he expects to be a star on the international stage for years to come.

He added: "Kyle has been brilliant for us. He is so quick. He is not just a full-back, he's a bit like a winger too.

"Sometimes you see him flying outside Stewart. You look at him when he's doing that and think 'wow, he's some player.'

"I expect him to go on to play for England many times."

Young also laughed off pundit suggestions that Walker is great going forward - but not so good with defensive matters.

He added: "I hear pundits say Kyle isn't great when he's defending but they like saying that every time they see a full-back who is good going forward.

"They say Glen Johnson is not a good defender but not many people get past him too easily.

"Kyle is a young boy and he is still learning the game but he has that real quality."

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