It’s been an impressive start to 2018 for Aston Villa. Other than a shock defeat to Peterborough in the F.A. Cup, Steve Bruce’s men have been imperious, claiming victory in all three of their league games so far in January.
With ambitions to return to the Premier League as soon as possible, owner Tony Xia has spent liberally on a number of quality players.
However, one of the mainstays of the team in recent years is Alan Hutton. The defender, who has earned 50 caps for Scotland, has been a useful, versatile option in a number of positions across the backline.
During his time at Villa Park, Hutton has become a favourite with fans, especially this season where his performances have earned him numerous plaudits.
It was therefore a surprise when reports surfaced on Tuesday suggesting that the 33-year-old would not be given a new contract when his current one runs out this summer. A number of Villa fans took to Twitter after the report surfaced and were angry with the decision…
Bit of a shame. If there's one player that deserves a contract it's Hutton. Never moans, plays any position asked, gives his all and (by all accounts) is always first to training.
— Simon Bunn (@gypsybunn) January 30, 2018
That’s a disgrace
— Thomas Griffiths (@griffavfc91) January 30, 2018
— Ashley Cliff (@Cliffo0107) January 30, 2018
Be fuming if we let Hutton go. His left back performances this season have been outstanding #avfc
— David (@ItsDaveeeee) January 30, 2018
So upset about Alan Hutton💔💔
— Rob⚽️ (@Robert_avfc14) January 30, 2018
— Claret and Blue ☂️ (@debbieb63) January 30, 2018
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