Villa Park

Next Game

A Villa v Tottenham

Sunday, 02 November 2014, 16:00

Barclays Prem

Loftus Road Stadium

Last Game

QPR 2 - 0 A Villa

Monday, 27 October 2014, 20:00

Barclays Prem

Albrighton has point to prove

New Wigan loanee Marc Albrighton aims to use his time at the DW Stadium to prove a point after falling out of favour at Aston Villa.

Last Updated: 30/10/13 at 15:55 Post Comment

Marc Albrighton: Made to 'feel good' by Owen Coyle

Marc Albrighton: Made to 'feel good' by Owen Coyle

The 23-year-old winger originally burst on to the scene under Gerard Houllier at Villa Park, but has barely featured since Paul Lambert was installed as boss of the midlands club last summer.

Albrighton, capped by England at Under-21 level, has made just one appearance for his boyhood club this season and is anxious to make the most of his 28-day stay with Owen Coyle's side.

"It's really nice to come to a club and be wanted," he told Latics' official website.

"Hopefully over the next month I can pick up some good form, confidence and do well for Wigan Athletic.

"I can't wait to get going with the lads and hopefully prove a point while I'm here to Aston Villa and to myself, in all honesty.

"I've had a couple of tough years with injuries so I need to show that I can still do it and at the same time help the club put some points on the board to move further up the table where they should be.

"I'm 23 years of age, so it's an important stage in my career and that's why I was so desperate to get out on loan and compete for first-team football.

"Paul Lambert agreed that this would be an ideal move for me, and as soon as I found out Wigan Athletic were interested in bringing me in I jumped at the chance to come to the DW Stadium."

Coyle revealed he had tried to sign Albrighton in the past and now finally has his man, albeit temporarily, with the manager keen to improve his wide options given Shaun Maloney is still sidelined.

Albrighton added: "When I spoke to Owen he was just full of praise for me, made me feel good and made me feel wanted. He told me that he had tried to sign me in the past, which as a player is exactly the kind of thing you want to hear.

"He wants me to come here and enjoy myself; play with a smile on my face and that's exactly what I want from the stay as well."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e might be on a hiding to nothing, but I cannae feel any sympathy- You want to know why? Shakira. That's why.

hairpolice
Pique Taking Blame Burden Again...

A

nd this season must feel like one long sigh at the Emirates . Yep, exactly that. Except for Alexis Sanchez, he's ace.

cheshire-gooner
Is Mario Balotelli's Talent Even That 'Obvious'?

H

ey! At least put our first clean sheet in a gazillion years in the winners section. Curse you F365 *shakes fist*

fouloleron
Is Mario Balotelli's Talent Even That 'Obvious'?

Footer 365

Premier League: Harry Redknapp questions Rio Ferdinand's ban as QPR get set to appeal

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has questioned Rio Ferdinand’s ban by the FA and says the club will discuss an appeal.

Premier League: Swansea's Federico Fernandez avoids three-match ban after successful appeal

Swansea have successfully appealed the straight red card issued to Federico Fernandez against Liverpool this week.

Celtic goalkeeper Craig Gordon says he would 'relish the chance' to play Rangers

Craig Gordon says he would relish the chance to play Rangers if the clubs were paired in the Scottish League Cup semis.

Mail Box

'Pride' Didn't Stop Wenger Signing Flamini

Arsene Wenger's 'pride' in signings is quite rightly pulled apart. We also have a stupidly long email on going back, and one Mailboxer whooping about the FA Cup first round...

Wenger Kept His Pride By Turning Down Cesc

What message would it have sent if Wenger had allowed those that walked out to stroll back in? Plus, why Pochettino needs to adapt and the folly of limiting yourself...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property