The 22-year-old English youth international made an instant impression on many pundits during his debut season back in 2009.
However, a succession of injuries has seen the attacker drift in and out of the Villa starting lineup in recent years - something that has been a source of frustration for him.
"Someone like Raheem Sterling has had a fantastic start with Liverpool and getting his just desserts. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, too, is progressing great," Albrighton told the Express & Star. Yes, I've been held back and that could have been me.
"But I've got plenty of years left in me and it starts now, putting in a good season and perhaps that notice might come."
Albrighton joined Villa as a trainee in 1998.