Young is cited

Young reported for offence against Aironi on Saturday

Last Updated: 24/01/12 7:11pm

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Micky Young: Could get lengthy ban

Micky Young: Could get lengthy ban

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Leicester scrum-half Micky Young could be hit with a lengthy ban after being cited for an alleged offence against Aironi on Saturday.

The 23-year-old back has been reported for allegedly making contact with the eyes or eye area of Aironi wing Giulio Toniolatti during the Heineken Cup match at Welford Road.

Cup organisers European Rugby Cup (ERC) received the complaint from citing commissioner John Kirk on Tuesday.

The complaint will be heard on Friday, with Young set to face a ban of at least 12 weeks if found guilty of the offence.

Saracens scrum-half Ben Spencer has been called into the England Saxons squad as cover for Young.

RFU regulation 19.5.2 does not permit a cited player "to play in an international or any other match governed by IRB regulation 17 until the final determination of the case".

Spencer, 19, joined the Saxons squad in Devon as they prepare to face the Ireland Wolfhounds at Exeter on January 28.

England Saxons coach Jon Callard said: "We've discussed the matter with both Leicester and Saracens and felt we needed to act decisively by bringing in an extra scrum-half as a precaution until the outcome of the case is known."

Spencer, who is a member of the England Under-20 squad, has made 19 first-team appearances since joining Saracens from Cambridge last summer.

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