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​Albrighton backs new Leicester teammate Adrien Silva to shine

Marc Albrighton believes that Leicester City fans will soon see exactly why the club put out £22 million to sign Adrien Silva from Sporting Lisbon.

The Portuguese midfielder endured a very difficult first half of the season, when his transfer was not registered on time with the Premier League.

It meant that Silva was unable to play with Leicester, and he had already completed the transfer so he could not go back to his old club for half a season either.

But now his registration is complete, and he is ready to have an impact on the team. Albrighton believes that impact will be a positive one.

"He has obviously got the quality in his feet and that is why we signed him, for his technical ability, it is second to none," he said.

"He will be eager to prove, as he has done to the lads in training, to everyone that he can do the other side and cope with the English game.

"I found it tough in training when I first joined City and I had played all my career in England at Villa. I found it tough to keep up with the pace in training when I first came to Leicester early on.

"I haven't seen a player yet who has come in and not said 'wow, this is intense'. You adjust and get on with it, and learn to do it.

"He is a different player to Danny [Drinkwater]. They both have their own qualities in their own right and have some similarities but they are different.

"Adrien is going to bring his qualities into the squad, which we need.

"It came up on Sky Sports that he wasn't going to be available, so we presumed he couldn't play. I think it was 11.30am we were told he could play.

"We said, 'make sure it is right and he can play because we don't want to be deducted any points'. Luckily it was fine and he got some game time."

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