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Milner waits on future

England Under-21 international James Milner admits his future is out of his hands.

England Under-21 international James Milner admits his long-term future is out of his hands.

The teenage winger is currently spending the season on loan at Aston Villa from Newcastle United and has impressed in the Midlands.

During his solitary season with The Magpies, Milner made more substitute appearances than starts, and is now enjoying a regular run in the first team.

Villa boss David O'Leary has already expressed an interest in keeping the 19-year-old permanently, although he feels Milner's likely £5 million fee is beyond the club's budget.

Milner is currently scheduled to return to St James' Park at the end of the season and he is waiting to learn what the future holds.

"I had regular games at Leeds, but at Newcastle I was in and out of the team, coming off the bench a lot, and didn't start too many games," said Milner.

"If you play every week you get into the rhythm and you can't really see how someone is doing until they are playing week in and week out.

"I've enjoyed my football since I've been here.

"As for the future, as far as I know, I'm here for a year-long loan and whatever happens will happen. It's really out of my hands."

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