Kightly, 23, faces Villa at Molineux today in his first Premier League derby. And the ex-Grays part-timer has been flooded with requests for tickets.
He said: "Our big derby was against Dagenham & Redbridge and the crowd for that might have been a couple of thousand people.
"This is a massive jump up from what I've been used to and I'm getting a few texts from pals saying they want tickets for Saturday. At Grays, that was an easy thing to sort out.
"The Conference and the Premier League are a million miles apart. We had to clean our boots and wash our kit, but it made me a better person and a player.
"My aim is to be a Premier League player and I'd never have said that three years ago."