Manager Paul Lambert has admitted for the first time that defender Alan Hutton has been frozen out of the Aston Villa squad due to financial constraints at the club.
– Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert
I've had good conversations with Alan and in the games I've seen him play for Scotland he's done well.
It would be unlikely that he would play. He knows that anyway. We haven't fallen out.
We need to get the (wage) structure down to a level. There's never been any fall-out, I've actually tried to help him get a loan move.
I've been to a couple of Scotland games and seen him do well. You'd think somebody would come in for him. The lad has to play.