Date: 23rd June 2008 at 12:36pm
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In an otherwise very slow news day, Graham Taylor has spoken on AVTV about former Watford and now Villa wing wizard Ashley Young.

The former England, Watford and Villa manager said:

‘We had him as a boy in my second spell at Watford. He was coming through the set-up. The youth team coach Chris Cummings had a lot to do with his development. After I left, they were going to release him and it was only through Chris – and Ashley himself – that they kept him on amateur forms. For six months, Ashley kept going to the club, rather than getting another job, and proved he was well worth a contract.’

Adding, ‘Watford owe a lot to Chris for getting that money for Ashley. Martin O’Neill admitted at the time that he probably paid too much – but it’s already been proved that he didn’t.’


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