Aston Villa outcast Alan Hutton has hit out at manager Paul Lambert's methods of dealing with unwanted players.
Hutton is surplus to requirements at Villa Park and available for loan and transfer yet he saw Villa and Lambert reject his proposed loan move to Spain last week.
Scottish international Hutton, who is in action for his country tonight night against Belgium, has revealed that Lambert makes players who are not in his first-team plans train on their own and feel like outcasts.
“There were lots of us; Darren Bent, Stephen Ireland – I am talking international players – and Charles N’Zogbia, who have just been put to the side. For me it is not what should be done. We are not kids," said Hutton as reported in the Express & Star.
Hutton has also spoken of his happiness and relief for fellow-Scot Barry Bannan, who made a deadline day loan move to fellow Premier League outfit Crystal Palace.
“I was buzzing for Barry that he got out because he is a great player and doesn’t deserve to be treated like that. Unfortunately for myself it didn’t come off and I am angry about it,” continued Hutton.
Hutton enjoyed a successful spell last campaign on loan at Real Mallorca and was widely expected to be allowed to return to La Liga on Monday after a reported three offers from Spain.
But Villa refused to sanction another loan move abroad and Hutton must now wait and pin his hopes until next week when Championship sides are permitted to make loan offers for Premier League players.
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