Aston Villa star keen to become England regular

Young made his first senior England call-up back in 2007, while Steve McClaren was in charge of the Three Lions.

Young said: “I’ve always had goals and aspirations to play for my country and the day I got the first call-up was the biggest achievement of my career so far.

“I’ve got a certain amount of caps but I’d like to add to them. I’ve been in most of the squads and hopefully now I’m doing everything I can to get into the team.

“It is a competitive world. It is always nice to have competition and people knocking on the door.

“Once you are in the team, you’ve got to keep playing well otherwise people will come and take your position.

“Everyone wants to play and I’m no different. I’ve got confidence in my ability to do well.

“It is down to the manager. He picks the team and I can only keep doing what I’ve been doing at Villa and keep doing in training and we will have to see on Tuesday.”

“I was disappointed not to go to the World Cup but that is in the past now,” he added.

“I’ve had disappointments before and it is how you react to them. I’ve got to look to the future and concentrate on establishing myself more in the squad and then pushing on to get into the team.”