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Alan Hutton signs new three-year deal at Aston Villa

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Alan Hutton has completed a miraculous turnaround of his Aston Villa career to sign a new contract with the club, according to BBC Sport.

The right-back had been frozen out by Villa manager Paul Lambert over the past two seasons, however, he has played every minute of the Villains' four Premier League games this term, as they currently sit second in the table with 10 points.

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Hard work paid off

Having spent the last two seasons on loan at Nottingham Forest, Real Mallorca and Bolton Wanderers it looked as though he had no future at the Midlands club.

The Scottish international was preparing to find a new club before Lambert brought him back in to the fold for pre-season. Speaking to the Birmingham Mail Hutton said: “I kept my head down worked hard came in every day and it has paid off.

"Like everybody else here, I've always trained hard so I've been able to come back strong this season and the benefits of that have been excellent for me.

"I kept my head down, worked hard, came in every day and it's paid off. Now I just want to go on and take this opportunity given me by the manager."

Strong start

Villa have made an impressive start to the season and came back from Anfield with all three points after a surprise 1-0 win against Liverpool.

The 29-year-old played a vital part in frustrating the Kop and believes the Claret and Blues have a good basis to build on her this season.

"We've made a really strong start to the season and we want to continue in the same vein.

"The squad has depth and a great mix of youth and experience which should stand us in good stead over the rest of the season."

Lerner wanted return on investment

Last season Lambert admitted Hutton was frozen out due to his £40,000-a-week wage, with things getting so bad for the former Tottenham defender he was banished to train with the youth team.

However during the summer chairman Randy Lerner told the Scottish manager he wanted to see a return on the investment he has made on the highest earners at the club. That also offered a life-line back in to the Villa set up for Darren Bent, who was sent out on-loan to Fulham last season after being told he had no future at Villa Park.

The English striker is yet to make a start this season but has made two substitute appearances.

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