Date: 13th January 2009 at 1:26pm
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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!