Young is back for today's clash with Stoke City.
"I wouldnâ€™t say Young has been forgotten," insisted the boss. "Itâ€™s always the same when a player gets injured, heâ€™s not there so they can be out of peopleâ€™s minds. Young has shown his qualities.
"Very few players can cross the ball as well as he can and his goalscoring ratio is very good for us. Didnâ€™t he get 11 goals for us last season? For a wide player thatâ€™s very good. I donâ€™t think you can underestimate that or forget it. I think any player coming to our club with ability and who also had a good record at Aston Villa will have the determination to do well.
"The opportunities are there for him, he has the opportunity to win things here and I donâ€™t think thatâ€™s lost on him. Iâ€™m sure during the time heâ€™s been out heâ€™s been thinking about that. Thatâ€™s what players do when theyâ€™ve been out, they start thinking about what should have been for them and what they can be for him. That will hopefully surface as the season goes on now."