Alan Hutton has experienced a remarkable turnaround in form at Aston Villa, seemingly going from an unwanted squad member to a potential player of the season winner in seven months.
Hutton entered the summer of 2014 linked with the likes of West Bromwich Albion and Blackpool, by the Daily Mail, but his wage demands blocked a move.
It meant that Villa were forced to hand him another chance, but they will be very glad that he stuck around as his performances this season have been consistently excellent.
Hutton has his limitations, but his desire and passion are clear to see and had the rest of the Villa squad matched the Scotland international's intensity levels they would not be in the trouble they are currently in.
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The 30-year-old appears to have revived his career at Villa Park and he looks to be a key member of Paul Lambert's starting line-up.
Robust in his defending and persistent going forward, Hutton performs a vital function for the side and he has outshone many of their bigger names this campaign.
He is surely in contention to scoop the side's Player of the Year award, if he keeps his good form up until May, and that would be quite a comeback considering his time at Villa was nearly ended in pre-season.