Ash out to end Villa trophy drought

27 February 2010 12:31
The Villans have not gained any major silverware since defeating Leeds 3-0 in the final of the same competition 14 years ago.[LNB]Now the 24-year-old winger says the time has come for the club to taste success once again.[LNB]"It has been a long time since we have won something but Villa is a massive club and it belongs in finals like this," Young told The Guardian.[LNB]"We do want to change that part of the history that we haven't won anything since 1996.[LNB]"As players we want to write ourselves into the history books and bring some silverware and now we've got the opportunity."[LNB]Young is also looking forward to achieving his boyhood ambition of playing in a major final on the grandest stage in English football. [LNB]"I'll relish playing at Wembley in a major cup final," he added.[LNB]"It's a great achievement for me and it's why I became a footballer, because I want to win medals."[LNB]The World Cup hopeful admitted that he has suffered a dip in form this season, but believes recent changes are bringing out the best in him again.[LNB]"I think there's been a lot said about the way that I've played this season and how I've not been at the same standard as last season," Young said.[LNB]"But I go out there to do well for the club, and the manager always has faith in me to put me in the team.[LNB]"And I think if you look at my displays over the last couple of months, I have been delighted and the manager has been delighted and that's all that matters."[LNB]He added: "I think (recently) I have been a lot more direct when I've got the ball.[LNB]"That's my game, being direct and going at players. But there are obviously times where things are different and you have to work out a different strategy to break someone down.[LNB]"At times this season teams have doubled up or even tripled up.[LNB]"I can remember Portsmouth at home and coming in at half-time and the manager saying that I had three players around me."[LNB][LNB] Aston Villa v Man. Utd 1st Goalscorer: Young, A. 12/1  

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