Young wants to earn England wings

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Aston Villa winger Ashley Young has set himself the target of getting in England's World Cup squad next year after giving Fabio Capello a reminder of his talent over the weekend.

Capello watched Young score the opener at Bolton on Saturday, then was a guest of the Professional Footballers' Association the following day when the 23-year-old picked up the award for Young Player of the Year.

"Of course, the World Cup is the aim for a lot of players," he said. "I always want to do well for my country and fingers crossed I'll be able to get back into the England squad and add to my caps."

Young is disappointed that Villa's season has tailed off after being in the hunt for a Champions League place.

He insists Martin O'Neill's men, who are 10 points behind Arsenal, will fight until it is impossible to finish fourth in the Barclays Premier League.

Villa have not been helped by starting their season with Intertoto Cup matches in July.

"I'm a bit tired but there's four games to go and we'll fight to the end," Young said.

"We've got to finish strong this season and we don't count ourselves out of anything yet. As long as it is mathematical we'll be chasing that fourth spot.

"With the amount of time we spent in fourth it was disappointing to have a blip which every team goes through. Ours coming at the end of the season is not the best times to have it."

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