Villa’s Albrighton – a ‘dream’ to be back in training

Marc Albrighton admits it’s a “dream” to be back in training. The 22 year-old has been out for three months with a stress fracture of his foot.

However, the young winger returned to the fields of Bodymoor Heath on Sunday as he stepped up his fight for full fitness. Albrighton says it’s been a nightmare being out for so long, but admits the sight of Gary Gardner being sidelined for the season for a cruciate ligament problem has made him realise it could be a lot worse. He told Aston Villa’s official website:

“It’s been so frustrating. It’s dragged out like it’s been years. But then you see Gaz coming in with his terrible injury and it puts things into perspective. It opens your eyes. It’s just a setback, a little knock in reality and nothing to get too down about. I will get back on the horse and go again.”

The young winger injured himself during a training session earlier in the year, and is eager to get back to full fitness and play under new manager Paul Lambert. He continued:

“It’s a dream to be back. Watching the lads over the last couple of games has been fantastic. But there’s nothing like playing. There’s nothing like getting a kit on and going out to play. It will be nice when I get the chance to do that.”

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