Young given the nod to act as 'clone' for Gerrard

ENGLAND coach Fabio Capello admitted he would like to &ldquo;clone&rdquo; injured midfielder Steven Gerrard after giving Ashley Young the nod to replace him for tonight&rsquo;s friendly against Holland.<br /><br />Aston Villa winger Young will fill the left-wing berth due to be occupied by Gerrard, who withdrew from the squad yesterday after picking up a groin injury in training.<br /><br />Capello believes Young&rsquo;s pace will cause problems for a side who have already qualified for the 2010 World Cup and is backing the razor sharp 24-year-old to be an able deputy for Gerrard on his first international start.<br /><br />&ldquo;I cannot clone Stevie,&rdquo; Capello said. &ldquo;Every player has a different style and Ashley Young is really important because he is one of the English players who can dribble and take people on one-on-one.<br /><br />&ldquo;He has only played twice for me. The first time it was so-so. The second he played very well. Now he needs the confidence to perform against one of the best national sides in the world.&rdquo;<br /><br />Gerrard pulled out of the squad as a precaution after reporting soreness in his groin during England training on Monday. His injury, however, is not thought to be serious.<br /><br />Gerrard joined Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Foster on the sidelines after he picked up a knock in Sunday&rsquo;s Community Shield defeat by Chelsea. Foster was replaced by on-loan Birmingham keeper Joe Hart.