Alan Hutton

Name:
Alan Hutton
Nationality:
Scottish
Date of Birth:
30/11/1984
Height:
6' 1" (185cm)
Weight:
11st 6lbs (72.5kg)
Previous Clubs:
Bolton (loan), Mallorca (loan), Nottm Forest (loan), Tottenham, Sunderland (loan), Tottenham, Rangers, Rangers
Position:
Defender


Alan Hutton made great strides in 2014-15 after enduring a difficult time in claret and blue in the previous two seasons.

Hutton was seen as surplus to requirements when Paul Lambert arrived at Villa in June 2012 and he spent time away from the claret and blues.

He had loans at Nottingham Forest, Mallorca and Bolton and all looked lost for Hutton as a lion.

But there was a surprise recall for the Scottish international for the 3-1 pre-season friendly win over Mansfield Town in July 2014 and he even managed to get on the scoresheet in another practice match, this time at Walsall.

Hutton returned to the starting line-up at right-back in place of the man who had previously deposed him under Lambert - Matt Lowton as well as Leandro Bacuna.

He completed a remarkable turnaround by signing a new three-year deal in September 2014.

Hutton started the first nine games but then suffered an ankle injury in training, which forced him to sit out the next three matches.

He came back in for the 1-1 draw with Southampton in B6 before scoring the winner in the 2-1 victory over Leicester City.

Hutton was pretty much an ever-present then until March 2015 when he served a suspension for clocking up too many yellow cards.

He then suffered a foot injury and missed a clutch of games, including the FA Cup semi-final against Liverpool.

Hutton fought with Bacuna for a right-back spot in the final few weeks of the season - and it was Hutton who got the nod for the FA Cup final against Arsenal.

The Glasgow-born 31-year-old joined Villa in August 2011 from Tottenham - on the same day as Jermaine Jenas.

Barring injuries and suspensions, he was an ever-present in his first season under Alex McLeish, making 31 appearances for the claret and blues.

He began his professional career with Glasgow Rangers in 2000 before his eventual move to White Hart Lane.


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