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Villa boss O'Neill reveals Luke Young close to return

Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill says fullback Luke Young is close to a first team return.

Young has been sidelined since flying home early from the pre-season Peace Cup tournament in Spain because of a thigh problem.

The right-back was also given compassionate leave by Villa after the death of his half-brother.

But Young has been making good progress and has been pencilled in to play against Wolves in Wednesday's reserve-team clash.

O'Neill said: "Luke is doing really fine. I would say by the time we come back after the international break he will just be about right.

"There is a reserve game coming up which he would probably would need but he is doing very well indeed.

"There are no ill-effects from the injury and, psychologically, I think he is improving greatly since the death of his half-brother."

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