Wigan sign Aston Villa winger

The 23-year-old, who has featured just once for Villa this season, has joined Wigan on a 28-day loan.

Albrighton will replace Shaun Maloney at Wigan as the Scotland international is struggling with a hip injury.

“Marc has shown what an outstanding player he is time and again in the Premier League, and he is someone I have tried to sign in the past, so I’m delighted to bring him on board to strengthen our squad,” boss Owen Coyle told Wigan’s official website.

“He’s at a young age with the potential and scope to get even better; he’s quick, dangerous and pleasing on the eye and I feel he’s going to really enhance the attacking options we have at Wigan Athletic, particularly in light of Shaun Maloney’s absence.”