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Albrighton discusses delight at returning to starting line-up
Marc Albrighton hoping to cement spot.
13th Feb 2014
Albrighton discusses delight at returning to starting line-up


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Marc Albrighton is determined to hold down a regular spot in Villa's starting line-up after producing two impressive displays in the space of four days.

Albrighton returned to Paul Lambert's first XI for the goalless draw at Cardiff following a lively cameo against West Ham a few days earlier.

The academy graduate, who has been hampered by injuries over the past couple of seasons, is delighted to be back in the fold.

And he is determined to keep hold of his starting place.

"It is a massive boost to be back in the starting line-up," said Albrighton.

"I've had a tough time over the past couple of years with injuries and I don't want to keep dwelling on them. I just want to put all that behind me.

"I came in and thought I did well just before Christmas and then I got put to the bench for a few more games.

"But the manager gave me my chance against West Ham and again against Cardiff so hopefully now I can cement my place."

Albrighton was buoyed by Villa's second-half display at Cardiff.

The Tamworth-born winger felt Paul Lambert's team just lacked the killer touch in front of goal.

"We're proud of our second half performance," he added.

"Everything was brilliant in our play. It was just the finishing touch that we didn't quite have and when we did have it the keeper was in fine form.

"So it was a tough one to take but at least we didn't lost the game.

"We've got to look on the positive side and we came out of it with a point."

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