Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton has vowed to work hard to save his career at the club.
The 23-year-old has revealed that he plans to cut his off-season holidays short in order to force his way into manager Paul Lambert's first-team plans.
Appearances were rare for the former England Under-21 international last season, as ongoing injury problems ended any hope of a regular run in the starting 11.
However, the Villa academy product is eager for that not to be the case in the new season, and is determined to put in extra effort to force his way into the side.
"I just want to get fit and over the summer work hard," Albrighton told The Birmingham Mail.
"I’ve got to sort of forfeit my holidays to some extent, but that’s the sacrifices you’ve got to make if you want to make it to the top.
"I’m willing to do that just to get back to what I love doing next season."
Albrighton admitted that he has been frustrated at having to watch from the sidelines, but was quick to praise his team-mates for their showings towards the end of the last campaign.
"It’s very hard to be going and taking my seat every Saturday afternoon or whatever it is, instead of putting my kit on and getting dressed for a game," he added.
"It’s so difficult, but the lads have done really well and it’s been enjoyable to watch.
"The football that we’ve played just lately has been fantastic. Hopefully we can continue that."
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