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Wages force Aston Villa defender out of squad

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Hutton has endured a torrid time at Villa (©GettyImages)
Hutton has endured a torrid time at Villa (©GettyImages).

Alan Hutton's career at Aston Villa looks to be over after manager Paul Lambert stated his intention to reduce the club's wage bill.

The Scottish international, who earns £40,000 a week, hasn't played for the Midlands team since May 2012.

The 29-year-old has failed to get a place in Lambert's squad since the manager's arrival.

Lambert told the BBC: "We need to get the [wage] structure down. There's never been any fall-out."

The Scot was loaned out to Nottingham Forest last season for a month before heading to Real Mallorca from January for the remainder of the season. Mallorca were interested in a permanent move but couldn't finance the deal.

Hutton has still managed to be selected for the Scotland national team, where he has shown glimpses of his potential.

The former Rangers, Tottenham and Sunderland right-back has been forced to train with Villa's development squad, in a bid to keep up his fitness. The development of Matthew Lowton has forced Hutton to watch from the sidelines.


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