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Good lad! Villa's Albrighton spends summer washing windows

Aston Villa winger Marc Albrighton has spent his holiday break cleaning windows!

Albrighton swapped his boots and shinpads for a bucket and sponge to join Bolehall Swifts boss Daren Fulford and his son Conor on their round in Tamworth town centre.

"I'd had a bit of banter with them about window cleaning," Albrighton told the Sunday Mercury.

"They were saying I had never done a hard day's work in my life. I'd put it to the back of my mind, but when the season finished they brought it up again. So I decided it would be fun to give it a go and it was a great laugh.

"I really enjoyed it and didn't think it was too tough. The one killer part was the 5.30am start, but I thought I did well with the rest of it. It's always been drilled into me to stay as grounded as possible and my mum and dad have always helped me to keep my feet on the ground.

"I know a lot of people have bad views on footballers.

"There's a stereotypical view of players in the Premiership but there are a lot of good lads.

"For me, I enjoy being a part of Tamworth. It's my hometown and so doing things like this are important to me."

Fulford says there was more to Albrighton's efforts than just replying to a wind-up.

"School kids in particular were walking past and then glancing back and saying, 'that's Marc Albrighton'. I just thought it was great that he was doing it."

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