Albrighton discusses unfamiliar playing role for Leicester City

Leicester City players celebrate

The ex Aston Villa man has been a regular fixture in Nigel Pearson's impressive Leicester side recently.

Leicester City midfielder Marc Albrighton has found himself playing wingback in recent weeks, but with Nigel Pearson's side in superb form, he told the club website that he had nothing but enthusiasm for the task.

Albrighton has been a key member of Leicester's recent astonishing run, featuring in the last seven games - something that has yielded an incredible six wins.

It is the former Villa man's best run in the team all season, and the 25-year-old is delighted that it has come at a time when the Foxes are doing so well, even if he is playing in an unfamiliar position. 

“Funnily enough I’m enjoying it," he told the Leicester website. "Obviously it’s a bit more of a defensive role than I’ve been used to in my career so far but that system is working and it’s going well, and for me personally I feel I’m playing well, so it can only be good for the team.

“As long as we’re winning games with that system, I’m more than happy to play it.

“I hope to keep improving, keep playing well and put in more good performances and in the long term I’m hoping to get better as a player."

Albrighton set up two goals in the recent win over Newcastle, as well as scoring his first for Leicester in the defeat to Chelsea.

The Foxes will now face Sunderland and QPR as they seek to continue their outstanding run right up until the end of the season, and Albrighton will be eager to be involved, knowing that one win from those two games would likely guarantee Premier League football next season.

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