Saturday, June 24, 2017

Albrighton set for new Villa deal

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert is set to open talks with Marc Albrighton over a new contract, Sky Sports understands.

The winger, who came through the ranks at Villa Park, signed his first professional contract in 2008 but has made just ninety-one first team appearances in those five-and-a-half years.

He was loaned to Championship side Wigan Atheltic earlier in the season, having spent much of the past two years out through injury.

Having made four appearances for the Latics, the 24 year old returned to his parent club, where he has racked up eleven outings in all competitions during this campaign.

The England U21 international will be hoping for a fourth Premier League start of the season as Villa travel to Cardiff City this evening.

Despite losing seven of their last eleven league games, three points this evening could see Lambert’s side move into the top half of the table.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Deke Hardman


Freelance football writer with a love of the game that goes back to the mid nineties when both his beloved Nottingham Forest and England had genuine hope of acheiving some level of success. A regular contributor to both SoccerNews.com and FreeBetting.com, Deke also dabbles in music journalism with his heart and head still stuck in the latter years of the twentieth century.

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