Former Aston Villa star Marc Albrighton discusses facing former club for Leicester City this weekend

The winger is hoping to get one over on his former team this weekend.

Aston Villa take on Leicester City this weekend in a game that one Leicester player in particular wants to win.

Marc Albrighton was once a promising starlet at Villa Park. He spent 16 years at the club from his time as a kid and played over 100 games for the club in a five year professional stint.

Toward the end of his time at Villa he began to struggle for regular first-team football and in the end he left the club in 2014, after his contract at Villa had expired.

Upon leaving he decided to head east in the Midlands and join up with The Foxes. Whilst he insists that he will not be trying any more or less than usual in the game, he admitted to the official Leicester website today that he will definitely be searching for bragging rights in the tie.

He stated:

“I won’t approach the game any differently.

“Obviously there’s a bit more riding on it in terms of bragging rights with my family. Other than that it’s pretty much the same as usual. I’ll go into the game, prepare myself well and look to do as well as I can."

Albrighton certainly looks like he will start the game. The 25-year-old has been in good form for Leicester so far this season and is likely to line up on the left-hand side against his former club.

No doubt he will be double-pleased if he nets a crucial goal in the tie, what remains to be seen is if he celebrates.

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