New boy’s start has been Albright

Marc Albrighton in action against Huddersfield
Marc Albrighton in action against Huddersfield

MARC Albrighton admits his Wigan Athletic career couldn’t have got off to a better start.

The 23-year-old joined Latics last week on a short-term emergency loan from Aston Villa.

After the goalless draw with high-flying QPR, Albrighton helped Latics to a crucial 2-1 win over Huddersfield at the weekend that took them into the top 10.

“It’s a good four points,” reflected Albrighton.

“Obviously we got a point against QPR and they are going to be right up there at the end of the season so I think we can consider that a good point.

“And games against the likes of Huddersfield are ones we should be looking to be winning and we’ve done that.”

Albrighton again came off the bench against Huddersfield, and looked sharp down the right-hand side.

Boss Owen Coyle felt the new-boy should have been awarded a penalty after being ‘cemented’ by a visiting defender inside the area.

But Albrighton was happy enough with the win - and his fresh start at the DW.

“Yes, it’s been brilliant,” he added. “I’ve haven’t had many days training – in fact I’ve had more games than days training since I’ve been here.

“It’s been good getting to know the lads and they’ve been fantastic along with the gaffer. They have all made me feel welcome and settle in well. “The games are coming thick and fast at the minute.

“We’ve got midweek games and weekend games and so on. It’s great and that’s very much how footballers like it.

“You want to keep playing and playing and the lads are enjoying it.” Albrighton also hinted that he would be open to his initial 28-day loan being extended should both clubs be in agreement.

He said: “I’ll leave that to the two managers to decide.”