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Aston Villa Winger Marc Albrighton Joins Wigan Athletic On Emergency Loan

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Forgotten Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton has joined up with Championship side Wigan Athletic on a 28 day emergency loan deal, Sky Sports reports.

The former England under-21 international has featured just once for the club this season as he continues to battle with a series of injury concerns and he has been a peripheral figure in Paul Lambert’s squad since taking over last summer.

The Birmingham-born wide man exploded onto the scene under Gerard Houllier and managed to bag six goals in 33 appearances in his debut season, earning himself a call up to the young lions side in the process.

Wigan boss Owen Coyle admitted earlier in the week that he has been a long time admirer of Albrighton’s, and has moved to bring in on board at the DW Stadium to boost their wide options in the wake of Shaun Maloney’s extended spell on the sidelines.

“Marc has shown what an outstanding player he is time and again in the Premier League, and he is someone I have tried to sign in the past, so I’m delighted to bring him on board to strengthen our squad,” boss Owen Coyle told Wigan’s official website.

“He’s at a young age with the potential and scope to get even better; he’s quick, dangerous and pleasing on the eye and I feel he’s going to really enhance the attacking options we have at Wigan Athletic, particularly in light of Shaun Maloney’s absence.”

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