Albrighton keen to help

Marc Albrighton is ready to take on the responsibility of being a senior player at Leicester City following his summer move.

Last Updated: 14/06/14 at 16:47 Post Comment

Marc Albrighton: Happy to be regarded as a senior figure at Leicester

Marc Albrighton: Happy to be regarded as a senior figure at Leicester

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Albrighton has linked up with the newly-promoted club on a four-year deal after being released by Aston Villa, where he had been since the start of his career apart from a brief loan at Wigan Athletic.

He is still only 24 but Nigel Pearson has entrusted Albrighton with an important role in helping the youngsters at the King Power Stadium and he is looking forward to the challenge.

“That was something the manager mentioned to me and it is something I will happily do,” said Albrighton in the Leicester Mercury.

“I will provide any advice and try to help the lads out as much as possible with whatever we need.

“It is a bit different in the Premier League but I am sure the lads will adapt.

“As well as that, I am coming here to learn myself. I am only 24 and I want to keep developing as a player. I am sure I will do that here.”

Leicester amassed 102 points in the Championship to secure a return to the Premier League, but Albrighton believes they will have to learn to be more patient.

He explained: “You are going to come up against teams who are going to have a lot of possession, who are going to frustrate you, so it is about keeping your cool and not panicking and rushing into things.

“It is about keeping going, working hard to get the ball back, and then when you get it, keep it.

“When I was at Wigan in the Championship it was a quicker tempo and the ball was in and out of play a lot more.

“Whereas in the Prem, you will have a team that will keep it for four or five minutes. You are chasing shadows.

“It is vital to keep the ball. When you look at the sides who were in the relegation scrap last season, that was their problem, keeping hold of the ball.”


 

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

A

pparently Chiles has blamed Twitter trolls for his exit. Proof that even the worst things can get great results at times.

cheshire-gooner
Adrian Chiles to leave ITV

Footer 365

FA Cup: Giant-killers Bradford handed Sunderland or Fulham showdown in fifth round

Bradford's reward for knocking Chelsea out of the FA Cup is a fifth-round showdown with either Sunderland or Fulham.

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag to challenge Sepp Blatter for FIFA top job

Dutch FA president Michael van Praag is to stand against Sepp Blatter for the FIFA presidency.

Scottish football: Charlie Telfer upbeat over Dundee United's cup chances this season

Charlie Telfer believes he could end his first season at Dundee United with at least one cup winner's medal.

Mail Box

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

A Massive Mailbox On A Weekend Of Wonder

We unsurprisingly have plenty of mails on a wonderful FA Cup weekend, including thoughts on Palace, Van Gaal, Phil Jones, Chelsea, Mourinho and Yaya Toure...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company