Albrighton hails boss choice
Marc Albrighton is looking forward to returning to pre-season training as he is relishing the prospect of working with Paul Lambert.
The young winger is a boyhood Aston Villa fan and worked his way through the academy ranks at Bodymoor Heath to get into the first-team reckoning in the past. And, Albrighton is excited about the prospect of playing under new boss, Lambert, who was drafted in as Alex McLeish's successor this summer, given that he has heard nothing but good things about the former Norwich City manager. He told the club's website: "I can't wait to meet the gaffer and work under him. He really has had rave reviews. "It seems like he has great methods with his players and he's already brought in a few things which have been masterstrokes, like moving the dugouts nearer the Holte End. "It's all on the up and it's exciting times. "I have heard him say he wants to play attacking, positive football too and that's great. "I think he showed that mentality with Norwich. He brought them up into the Premier League, a division quite a few hadn't played in before. "They really did turn a few heads with their quality performances, their mentality and their results. They won quite a few games by playing positively. "That's the sort of football every player wants to play and every fan wants to see. I think he will bring that sort of football to Villa and I think we have the players to play it too."