Young refuses to give up on World Cup dream

Young has been a regular of Fabio Capello’s squad but was not named in the Italian’s latest squad.

“The finals are still a long way away and the manager has said he will pick players on form,” the 24-year-old winger said in the Sunday Mirror.

“It’s a long season and you must keep that consistency going. If you can do that then fingers crossed you’ll be on the plane.

“It’s going to be a tough decision for him (Capello) to make in the end because there are a lot of players who will be in contention, but he said he’ll pick players who are on form and on top of their game.

“That’s a big incentive for me to keep playing well for Villa because that’s where you get the recognition.”