Owen Coyle is interested in securing a loan deal for Villa winger Marc Albrighton. Albrighton is yet to feature for Villa in the League but has impressed in his only appearance to date, a League Cup start against Tottenham. The 23 year old used to be very highly rated amongst Villa fans and impressed under Houllier and McLeish, but under Lambert his career has been hampered with injuries.
It’s believed that Aston Villa have two offers on table, one being from Wigan and the other offer likely to be from Derby, who were linked with Albrighton earlier on in the season. Recently, Albrighton has had a minor throat injury which has ruled him out for a few games.
“There has been one or two asking for him.
“I’ll wait and see.
“He has done alright for me in training.
“I thought against Spurs in the cup he was excellent. He has just come through a little throat operation.” – Paul Lambert
According to the Birmingham Mail. Albrighton could possibly move to Wigan on loan this week. If Albrighton isn’t going to be given a chance, let him go out on loan to rejuvenate his career. I still rate Albrighton highly and reckon the youth academy graduate has a future at Villa Park. He is the type of player we are crying out for right now and it’s unfortunate that he isn’t given a chance. His contract is expiring at the end of the season so if he is to stay, he will need to find some game-time in order to impress.