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Villa's Young senses England change and wants in

Aston Villa winger Ashley Young can see things turning within the England squad and insists he wants to be a part of it. The 25-year old has impressed in his most recent outings under Fabio Capello, scoring his first international goal against Denmark in February before having a hand in all three of the goals in the 2-0 win over Wales on the weekend and the 1-1 draw with Ghana last night.

The talented Young can sense a bit of a change amongst the ranks in the Three Lions setup and has made it clear with his performances that he is keen to figure regularly. Now his words have backed up his on-pitch offerings.

"There has been change in the England team," he acknowledged.

"Look at the players who went to the World Cup and the players who are in the squad and the team now not just against Ghana but also against Wales.

"Things have changed. The manager said he was going to bring change to the squad and I think he has done that."

And despite his recent exploits, the former FA Young Footballer of the Year is remaining calm about his future at international level.

"Who knows whether I've cemented a place. That is down to the manager," the ex-Watford man added.

"He decides the team. When I put on the shirt, I've got to put on a good performance."

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