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Latics move for Aston Villa’s Albrighton

Aston Villa's Marc Albrighton

Aston Villa's Marc Albrighton

LATICS are hoping to tie up the loan capture of Marc Albrighton from Aston Villa in the next 24 hours.

And the 23-year-old could be in line to make a dramatic debut on Wednesday night against QPR.

Boss Owen Coyle has been desperately seeking reinforcements to his forward line all season.

But the grim verdict on Shaun Maloney’s hip problem - which could sideline the Scot for several months - has forced him to focus his attentions on a wide man.

Albrighton has slipped down the pecking order at Villa Park, and hasn’t made a single Premier League appearance all season.

His solitary run-out came in the Capital One Cup thrashing at the hands of Tottenham, and he is desperate to secure first-team football to kickstart his career.

It’s understood Albrighton would jump at the chance to join Latics, initially on a short-term basis.

The only hold-up to the deal is the financial arrangement, but it’s hoped a deal can be reached that would be in the best interests of all three parties.

Latics dropped two more points at Charlton yesterday to remain in mid-table in the Championship - albeit with two games in hand.

The first of those sees Harry Redknapp’s high-flying Hoops visit the DW on Wednesday.

 

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