Hutton admits Villa frustration

  • By: Pete O'Rourke
  • Last Updated: September 8 2012, 12:09 BST

Alan Hutton is refusing to give up on winning his place back in Paul Lambert's plans at Aston Villa.

Alan Hutton: 'It's frustrating'

Scotland international Hutton has found himself frozen out of the first-team picture since Lambert's arrival at Villa Park.

The 27-year-old has been forced to train away from the first team with the club trying and failing to offload him during the summer transfer window.

Former Rangers and Tottenham full-back Hutton admits he finds himself in a difficult situation, but he hopes to force himself back into first-team contention.

"It's frustrating," said Hutton.

"I work hard every time I step out on the training pitch. I also do extra work on my own. I pride myself on my fitness.

"As a footballer, it is the worst situation to be in, sitting and not getting the chance to play. It's not ideal.

"It's hard to take, but the only thing I can do is keep working hard and show him I'm ready if needed."