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Frustrated Hutton accepts his Villa days are over after taking Forest loan


Alan Hutton accepts he no longer has a future at Aston Villa.

The 27-year-old has had a largely troubled time since arriving in England in January 2008, when Tottenham Hotspur paid a reported £9million to take him from Rangers. Two years later, having failed to impress at White Hart Lane, he was loaned to Sunderland, but the Black Cats decided against taking him permanently.

Hutton returned to Spurs and played in 21 Premier League games, but the emergence of Kyle Walker saw him lose his right back berth. He was then transferred to Aston Villa in a £3million deal, and although he featured prominently under Alex McLeish last season, the new manager Paul Lambert didn’t select him once.

The Scotland international, who is still under contract at the Midlands club until the summer of 2015, has now been loaned out to Nottingham Forest until January. He will look to help the Reds mount a bid for promotion to the Premier League, a division in which he accepts he will not appear for in a Villa shirt again.

"I don't see any way back for me at Villa. What's been said has done it for me there," he said. "It has been very frustrating. I want to play and through different circumstances I've not. But you have to go out and make the best of it.

“Forest is a big club and I want to be part of it. You'll have to ask Paul Lambert why he's not played me. I don't really want to go into it. New managers come in and have their own ideas. That is just the way things go."

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