Aston Villa fans react on Twitter to Alan Hutton's new deal

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Aston Villa fans took to Twitter to have their say on Alan Hutton signing a new three-year deal with the club.

Manager Paul Lambert had stated last season that he didn’t expect Alan Hutton to ever appear in an Aston Villa shirt again, but a new long-term deal with the club emphasises just what a remarkable turnaround the right-back has experienced in recent months.

Signed from Tottenham Hotspur under former boss Alex McLeish in 2011, the Scottish international was a regular in his first season at the club but failed to make a single appearance over the next two campaigns following Lambert’s arrival, spending loan spells at Nottingham Forest, Real Mallorca and Bolton Wanderers as the club tried and failed to offload him.

Forming part of the infamous “bomb squad”, few expected him to remain at Villa Park past this summer but, after being handed a second chance during pre-season, along with Darren Bent and Charles N’Zogbia, the ex-Rangers man has gone on to establish himself as the undisputed first-choice at his position.

With the Villa back-line conceding just one goal over their opening four Premier League games, Hutton’s performances have been crucial to the team’s successful start to the season, and reaction among the claret and blue faithful to his new three-year deal suggests the former outcast's reputation has been well and truly restored.

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