On-loan winger Marc Albrighton has been recalled by Paul Lambert two days earlier. Albrighton featured in all 4 League games for Wigan during his stay and it appears Albrighton has improved on his fitness. Owen Coyle and Albrighton both want to stay at Wigan for a longer period of time, but Lambert has recalled Albrighton earlier which may offer the young winger a glimmer of hope of featuring in the first team again this season.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it,” Albrighton said in the Wigan Evening Post. “I know that the clubs will probably talk on whether they’re going to extend the loan, I’d happily renew the contract and get a few more games here, definitely.
“As it stands I’ll be in training for a couple of days here and then go back. I’d definitely like to stay though.
I’d be a little surprised if Aston Villa and Wigan can’t agree another loan deal. As of right now, I still don’t believe Albrighton will be given much of a chance at Aston Villa. But, I’d liked to be proved wrong. Maybe Lambert does see Albrighton featuring in a few games before January. Albrighton had a very bright future and many believed he’d be a superstar, he was phenomenal for Aston Villa 3 years ago. Still, I honestly don’t see him featuring against Sunderland this weekend with so many players having returned from injury (Agbonlahor, Weimann and Delph)