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Fabio Capello's striker shortage for England's Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland a week on Saturday became more acute yesterday when Jermain Defoe became the latest player to pull out of the squad.

Aston Villa hopeful Ashley Young can be convinced to stay

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Young left hurt by 'diving' accusations

Ashley Young says he his hurt at being accused of being a "diver".

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Heskey's blow-out tells of Villa pressure

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Aston Villa will fight to retain Ashley Young says Gary McAllister

Gary McAllister admits the lure of Champions League football may make it difficult for Aston Villa to keep hold of Ashley Young after this season.

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Sir Trevor Brooking has highlighted Spain's World Cup win last summer as an example of the possible benefits of Jack Wilshere playing for England Under-21s this summer.

Mulumbu seals 10-man West Brom win

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Ashley Young continues to delay contract talks

Aston Villa winger Ashley Young has re-iterated any talks over his future will not take place until the summer.

Agbonlahor increases anguish for Hammers

West Ham United 1 Aston Villa 2: Villa reach comfort zone but three successive defeats leave Grant on brink

Gerard Houllier praises Aston Villa team spirit

Gerard Houllier praised the "fantastic team spirit" of his Aston Villa players as James Collins' header earned a vital win over Newcastle in the battle for Barclays Premier League survival.

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