Albrighton is well on the road to recovery, three months after suffering a stress fracture in his foot.
He told Villa's official website: "It's been so frustrating. It's dragged out like it's been years. "But it's going well now. I started training on Sunday and I did some more training on Tuesday. Hopefully I will have a couple of weeks to get sharp and then I can get going again. "I have been doing full training with the group. I had a few sessions with the fitness coach and the physios previously and it went fine. Touch wood, I'm back now. "It's a dream to be back. Watching the lads over the last couple of games has been fantastic. But there's nothing like playing."