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Aston Villa Pair to Train in Dallas This Summer

Published 1/3/2009 4:06:40 PM by staff from dallas

A pair of the brightest young stars in the English Premier League will be coming to Dallas this summer to train with Legendary American sprinter Michael Johnson at Johnson’s Sprint Academy.   Gabriel Agbonlahor and Ashley Young of Aston Villa have been given the go-ahead by Coach Martin O'Neill to come to the United States to improve their world class speed even further.

Johnson observed Agbonlahor and Young at an Aston Villa training session.  "Both players have speed which helps them stand out from the rest of the players," said Johnson. "However they can still improve by a significant margin, so I suggested to Martin O'Neill that they come to Dallas in the summer."

Aston Villa currently sits 4th in the English Premier League and look to be serious contenders for a Champions League berth.  Gabriel Agbonlahor has scored 9 goals while Ashley Young has 5 goals and 7 assists on the season.

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