Marc Albrighton pledges future to Aston Villa

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Promising Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton has signed a new three-and-a-half year contract with Gerard Houllier’s side.

The 20-year-old, who has been one of the stars of the opening three months of the season and who came through the club’s academy sysytem, will remain at Villa Park until the end of the 2013-14 season.

Houllier told the club’s official website:“The contract with Marc is until 2014. Marc has stepped up very well to the first team. Everything is about attitude – and his attitude is an example to everyone.

“He was devastated after being sent off against Burnley but he went to play for the reserves this Monday after being suspended for Sunday (against Birmingham City).

“Kevin McDonald (reserve team coach) told me his work-rate was fantastic, that his attitude and effort were an example.

“When you have the talent and the attitude, the commitment, looking after yourself, working hard in games, it means a lot. He enjoys playing.”

Albrighton has made 18 appearances for Villa’s first team since making his debut in the UEFA Cup defeat to Spartak Moscow in February 2009.

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