Marc Albrighton admits it’s horrible to see Aston Villa’s current situation

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The Villains drew 1-1 with Leicester City on Saturday afternoon.

Former Aston Villa midfielder Marc Albrighton has told the Mirror that it’s horrible to see his old club in their current predicament.

Aston Villa are currently bottom of the Premier League table, having taken until Tuesday to secure their second win of the season, a 1-0 defeat of Crystal Palace.

They had gone 19 games without a win before then, a run that cost Tim Sherwood his job and has seen Remi Garde under increasing pressure since replacing him.

Relegation to the Championship looks like a certainty at this point in the season and Albrighton, who is excelling with Leicester City, says it is horrible to see his former club in such a predicament.

“It is not nice at all to see them where they are,” he told the Mirror.

“I have been a Villa fan since I was born - it was drummed into me. It is horrible to see where they are. I would love nothing more for them to escape.”

“It is not looking good for them, it is looking quite bleak, If they stayed up it would probably eclipse what we achieved.”

While it looks grim for Villa at present, they will know that the fight is not over just yet for them.

Albrighton’s Leicester City side found themselves in a similar situation last season, with just four wins to their name as they headed into April.

An impressive run of form from then saw them survive against the odds though, and the former Villa winger believes his old club will have taken heart from that survival.

“They will look at us and take heart from what we did,” he added.

“I am sure it will be mentioned around Bodymoor Heath training ground, that we were able to turn around our season so why can’t they?”

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