Aston Villa are optimistic in-form winger Ashley Young will be fit for Sunday´s crucial Barclays Premier League derby with Birmingham at St Andrews.

Young set up the opening goal for central defender Martin Laursen and scored the second himself in Saturday´s 2-0 home win against Derby, before limping off with a groin injury.

Villa manager Martin O´Neill said: "Ashley was suffering with a tight groin when he came off and we are hoping he might be okay after a couple of days."

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