England’s Ashley Young ready to take penalty despite Euro 2012 miss

• Young missed spot-kick in England defeat against Italy
• Wing-back happy to step up against Colombia in Moscow

Ashley Young has put his name forward to take a penalty should England’s tie with Colombia culminate in a shootout to reach the quarter-finals, with the Manchester United player confident he can make amends for Euro 2012.

Misses from Young and Ashley Cole in Kiev condemned Roy Hodgson’s side to defeat against Italy in the last eight of the European Championship, their sixth defeat in seven competitive shootouts at major tournaments. Whereas Gianluigi Buffon denied Cole, Young saw his effort strike the crossbar but the wing-back, who has fought his way back to a starting place for the national side at these finals, will step up if required at Spartak Stadium.

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