Alan Hutton hoping to replicate Tottenham success at Aston Villa

Alan Hutton Scotland

Alan Hutton tasted Wembley joy with Tottenham Hotspur and hopes to replicate that success with Aston Villa in this season's FA Cup.

Alan Hutton has told Aston Villa’s official website of his desire to help the club make positive progress through this season’s FA Cup competition.

Paul Lambert’s men have struggled in the Premier League at times this season and cup outings will provide a welcome distraction.

Their next fixture, in the fourth round of the FA Cup, sees them play host to Championship side Bournemouth on Saturday.

Hutton says there is no chance of Villa taking the game lightly, despite their league form being something of a concern.

Instead, the Scotland international is looking to go all the way.

He tasted Wembley glory with former employers Tottenham Hotspur, describing that feeling as a ‘great experience’, and would welcome the opportunity to help Villa secure a first outing at the home of English football since 2010 – when they lost the League Cup final to Manchester United.

Hutton told Villa’s official website: "Everyone loves the days out and the cup games. We want to be in there to try and win a trophy. We will be going out to give a good performance.

"I was at Tottenham when we won the Carling Cup and the following year we got to the final but got beat on penalties.

"When we won the League Cup, it was in my first year down at Spurs and Wembley was one of my first games. I was injured for the final in 2009. It was a great experience to play against Chelsea at Wembley, though.

"We want to go as far as we can this year.

Villa have already overcome second-tier opposition in the form of Blackpool in the FA Cup, with the Seasiders edged out in round three.

Bournemouth, though, will provide a significantly stiffer test, as they sit at the opposite end of the Championship standings – with a one-point lead held at the summit.

Lambert needs to find a spark from somewhere, though, and it could be that knockout competition provides the foundations on which to build future success.

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