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Albrighton - Better Out The Spotlight?

Albrighton - Better Out The Spotlight?

Marc Albrighton better off that higher profile wingers are taking the spotlight

Ashley Young may not be willing to sign a new contract yet, but Marc Albrighton has found the time to seal his future at Aston Villa by signing a three year contract.

Albrighton's been the most impressive of a number of former Aston Villa youth players this season, scoring a first Premier League goal against Tottenham and setting up a number of goals and chances in a season when Villa simply haven't been scoring or creating enough.

He needs to be given his time and he won't do it every week, but Marc can at least make something happen in a team that play in a fairly defensive manner, with only one striker upfront.

After a brilliant opening day of the season performance against West Ham where he was the creative force behind a couple of the goals, Albrighton has since enjoyed at least 4 or 5 impressive performances to show why he's one of the most highly rated youngsters in the Premier League. The level of consistency has been really impressive for a guy who's just started his first season where he's been playing regularly for the Villa first team.

He may need to add a few more goals to his game but he's got so much time to improve and we saw how long it took James Milner to become a regular fixture on the goal sheet.

Despite the talent I really can't see him being picked for England for a while, with higher profile players like Theo Walcott and Adam Johnson both playing down the right side of midfield. Hopefully this will mean he's given the opportunity to improve and perform away from the national media spotlight, in the same way that Gareth Barry was able to play fantastically for Villa for years, before all of a sudden the media and England fans started to recognise his talent and he took the money Man City offered a player who was by then seen as an England regular; that move didn't help his game in my opinion and he's not really been the same player since he left, not that Villa fans should care.

Daniel Grigg



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Writer:Daniel Grigg
Date:Saturday November 6 2010
Time: 4:48PM

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Soo *****ed of with albrighton today! Gave them a goal...
Tr1dent
06/11/2010 17:31:00
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That's a bit harsh fella. He gave them a free kick, not a goal. Besides, if you watch the replay, that header was going wide. Sadly it deflected off Warnock's chest, redirecting into the goal. Heart wrenching stuff though
Francobaresi13
06/11/2010 17:40:00
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well i'm just abit peeded of mate, we coulda and shoulda killed it of along before that :/
Tr1dent
06/11/2010 17:51:00
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