Youngs doubtful for Newcastle clash
Aston Villa winger Ashley Young and full-back Luke Young are battling to be fit for Sunday's home clash with relegation-threatened Newcastle. Ashley Young is striving to overcome a calf strain which forced him to be substituted during second half of the the 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium. The former Watford player has had an outstanding season and was recently crowned the PFA Young Player Of The Year. Luke Young is still troubled by the foot injury which has dogged him in recent weeks and for which he has needed painkillers to play. The one-time England defender has enjoyed a successful first season at Villa and filled in effectively at left-back when Nicky Shorey was out of favour. Villa manager Martin O'Neill said: "Luke is probably doubtful still but we will give him every possible minute to see how he is. "Ashley is still sore but we are still a few days from Sunday. He is feeling a lot better, which is good."
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