From ‘rancid’ to hero: The unlikely resurgence of Alan Hutton

The guy I’d sell first in every new game on Football Manager.

Alan Hutton

February 20, 2014Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert on  Alan Hutton – “‘It will be unlikely that he will ever play here. He knows that.”

December 7, 2014 – Lambert proclaimed – “Alan Hutton is playing as well as any right back in the country at the moment.”

For so long, it felt like the only time supporters would get a chance to see Alan Hutton in action came when images from Aston Villa’s training sessions would emerge, or on his multiple loan spells  & in most cases it would only be when he would represent Scotland.

It was such a bizarre situation to see a player get his only ‘first team action’ while playing for his country.

But it was true — in 2012-13, Hutton started for Scotland in seven matches while not registering a single appearance for Villa (he ended up going on loan…

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