Scottish defender Alan Hutton is hopeful of being able to force his way back into the reckoning at Aston Villa after finding himself frozen out under the club’s new manager Paul Lambert.
Lambert made little secret of the fact that the former Rangers and Tottenham player was one of those he would have been keen to sell in order to raise funds for rebuilding the team, and since the start of the new season Hutton has found himself out in the cold.
Not only is he not part of the manager’s first team plans, but he is not being allowed to train with them; a state of affairs that will have neutrals and those of a betting persuasion sceptical over his intentions to win over the new manager and regain his first team place.
Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that the former Tottenham defender Alan Hutton is free to search for a new club after being deemed surplus to requirements at Villa Park. He has been linked to a move to Anfield by a Liverpool fanzine.
The future of the 27-year-old has been under intense speculation for the last few weeks, with many reports suggesting that Lambert would like to replace him with the signing of his own. As expected, Lambert made the signing of Matthew Lawton, who is expected to be the first choice right back for the team. The former Tottenham defender Alan Hutton joined the club on a permanent basis only recently.