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Alan Hutton's rallying call in continuing survival fight

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Alan Hutton's rallying call in continuing survival fight

Alan Hutton admits it's painful being rooted to the bottom of the Barclays Premier League table but stressed the need to keep fighting - "Do it for yourself. Do it for your family. Do it for everyone."

Hutton, one of the better performers at Stoke this weekend, says confidence is lacking due to the precarious position.

But the right-back says that won't stop him from battling for points every week as we look to avoid the drop.

He said: "If the fans see you will do everything for the shirt, they will support you.

"Do it for yourself. Do it for your family. Do it for everyone.

"I don't want to see Villa at the bottom of the league. I want to see us fighting for cups.

"I want to be at the top because it's such a massive club we play for.

"It's tough for all of us to see the position we're in.

"All I can do - and all the boys can do - is give everything in training and fight for the club.

"I'm happy to be here. I've been through the ups and downs here.

"I love the place, my family are settled, so why shouldn't I give everything for the place?

"At the end of the day, you're a professional.

"Another game comes up on Tuesday and you need to deal with what's put in front of you.

"We'll be in today, we'll work at things, we'll look at what's happened and we'll try and improve.

"It's difficult when maybe some boys aren't feeling as confident. They maybe you lose a bit of form - that's sport - it happens. People go through patches where it's difficult.

"I've been there myself. I think we just have to stay together.

"I think this year a low points tally will keep you up. The teams around us are also getting beaten, so if we get something out of our next few games, you never know."

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Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 29th February 2016
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