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Marc Kevin Albrighton | Midfielder

Team: Leicester City
Age / DOB:  (25) / 11/18/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 148

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Leicester City midfielder Marc Albrighton returned to the squad this weekend and started against Newcastle.
Marc Albrighton had missed a number of games despite being healthy and wasn't even being included in the matchday squad. That changed this weekend with a start against Newcastle but the winger didn't do too much to impress Nigel Pearson. He struck the crossbar early on but failed to cause any other danger in front of Tim Krul. He walked away from the match with five Yahoo! fantasy points but we aren't excited about his future fantasy potential just yet. Stay away for now. Oct 22 - 11:06 PM


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Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has told the press that it is impossible for him to keep all of Leicester's players happy due to having a large squad.

This is a bit of an odd one but we can't say we didn't see it coming. Pearson complained all summer about his lack of depth and now that the club have provided him with players, Pearson complains that it's hard to keep them all happy. As the season continues, we'd expect injuries and suspensions to give more and more players a chance to prove themselves, but Pearson's job is to keep the players on track and he needs to make sure there isn't too much negative morale in his team.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 15 - 7:46 PM

Marc Albrighton has lost his spot in Leicester's rotation.

Albrighton is a fairly young prospect who has showed flashes of brilliance but has also suffered his share of injuries. He was let go by Aston Villa at the end of last season in what many thought was a horrible move, but it turns out Villa were correct after all as Albrighton can't even break into the Leicester matchdayday squad. He is not worth owning in even the deepest of fantasy leagues.
Source: Sky Sports
Oct 4 - 8:34 PM

Marc Albrighton has returned to training after missing week one and will likely be available for the match against Chelsea tomorrow.

Albrighton missed week one with a groin injury but has made a quick return to training and will give Leicester a boost after their promising week one result. Albrighton has a fantastic combination of speed and skill and will likely be one of Leicester's best players. We don't recommend him for tomorrow's tough match but if he plays well, we'd suggest you barn-door him during tomorrow's match.
Aug 22 - 7:34 PM

Marc Albrighton is considered a doubt for Leicester's week one match against Everton.

Albrighton picked up a groin injury in one of Leicester City's preseason matches and is now doubtful for week one. This is slightly concerning as Albrighton has a serious injury history, but the fact that he's expected to return in week two is promising. Albrighton has the chance to be a big piece in Leicester's attacking plans and his affordable price can make him a great barn door candidate for this weekend. More on the barn door strategy at the link below.
Aug 14 - 8:42 PM

Leicester City wrapped up their preseason with a 1-0 win over Werder Bremen, though they received an injury scare as Mark Albrighton limped off the pitch late in the first half.

Albrighton is thought to be one of the first names on the teamsheet for the Foxes when they open against Everton next weekend, but he may be a doubt leading up to next Saturday. Kasper Schmeichel put in an excellent shift, including a triple save in the first half to keep the German club out. Leicester racked up over 100 points in the Championship last year, and Schmeichel is one of the big reasons why. He could emerge as one of the better fantasy options from the promoted clubs this season.
Aug 9 - 2:01 PM

Marc Albrighton is set to join newly promoted Premier League team Leicester.

Albrighton received a four year deal. The 24 year old was released from Aston Villa partly because the team wasn't able to afford his wages and partly due to his injury history. Albrighton looked healthy late in the season and was impressive making runs down the flank for Villa. He should be one of Leicester's best players next season and will be a good fantasy option if Leicester can provide him with a good target man.
Source: Sky Sports
May 30 - 5:13 PM

Aston Villa have released winger Marc Albrighton after 16 years at the club.

Albrighton has been with Aston Villa since age eight and graduated from the Villa academy. He has 101 appearances and nine goals for the club. The move is somewhat surprising. Albrighton struggled early in his career with injuries and went on a month long loan at Wigan this year to get back his fitness and confidence. The loan seemed to have worked as Albrighton looked impressive after returning and started nine matches for Paul Lambert. The 24 year old has enough quality to play in the Premier League next season if teams can trust him to remain healthy. Leicester seems the favorites to land him at the moment and are reportedly offering up to £30,000-plus per week for his services.
Source: Sky Sports
May 21 - 11:42 AM

Marc Albrighton remains a doubt for Aston Villa's match against Tottenham on Sunday.

Albrighton missed the last match through a groin issue and it seems the muscle is bothering him enough to keep him sidelined. He is a young player with tons of upside and I don't see Aston Villa risking him in a meaningless game. Albrighton will likely be a big part of what Villa do next season and he could be a good fantasy option if he solidifies a starting spot. Villa's most likely front five against Spurs this weekend are El Ahmadi, Westwood, Delph, Weimann, and Agbonlahor. Proceed with caution, as there is a possibility they go with an experimental youth squad.

Marc Albrighton missed Aston Villa's match against Manchester City due to a groin injury.

Albrighton picked up a knock against Hull City over the weekend that caused him to miss out today. Albrighton has had a very interesting season, missing time through a long term injury, going on loan to Wigan Athletic, and then establishing himself as a first team starter for the past few weeks. If Albrighton can remain healthy, he can be a great player for Aston Villa next season. Karim El Ahmadi started in his place and could very well start agains on Sunday but he is not a fantasy option.
May 7 - 5:42 PM

Marc Albrighton has returned to Aston Villa after a month long loan at Wigan and came on as a substitute against Sunderland.

Albrighton has struggled with injuries and was offloaded to Wigan to get some match time under his belt. He is a quality player and could contribute to Aston Villa during the busy month of December. Paul Lambert is ready to use a variety of players in the next few weeks so don't be surprised to see some less often used players on the pitch.
Tue, Dec 3, 2013 12:33:00 AM

Aston Villa's Marc Albrighton is headed to Wigan Athletic on a 28-day loan.

Yes, you read that correctly. It's indeed only a 28-day loan. Albrighton has a history of injuries and his fitness is questionable since he's fallen out of favour at Aston Villa so I'm assuming Wigan want to test him out before committing for longer. There is an option that Wigan pick him up permanently during the January window and I'm sure that they can arrange a longer loan if they want it.
Wed, Oct 30, 2013 11:07:00 PM