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Young concentrating on being a first team Villa regular

Luke Young is making the most of Martin O'Neill's surprise decision to quit as manager and focusing on regaining his first team place. The departure has paved a way back into the first team for right-back Young, who fell out of favour under O'Neill.

But the defender has spoken of his frustration at comments from him suggesting he was at odds with the ex-manager - insisting any remarks were of pure relief at being back in the first-team fold.

Young, told the Birmingham Mail: "We don't want to keep talking about Martin O'Neill.

"He left three weeks ago and we want to look forward to what's happening under Kevin MacDonald or whoever the new manager is.

"All I've said is that I never had a problem with Martin O'Neill, but that I'm glad to have got a fresh chance at Villa with Kev in the last few weeks."

Young said there was no agenda against O'Neill, adding: "I don't see why that should be interpreted as a pop at Martin O'Neill - it's not.

"There's no bad feeling from the lads here and we wish him all the best.

"Stiliyan Petrov and Stephen Warnock are also annoyed at some of the things they are supposed to have said in recent weeks and we're getting fed up with it to be honest."

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