Aston Villa ace Alan Hutton raged against Birmingham's Redknapp and has point to prove

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Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton has a point to prove against Birmingham City this weekend.

New Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp during the press conferenceNew Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp during the press conference

Aston Villa have a golden opportunity to damage rivals Birmingham City this weekend by pushing them closer to Championship relegation.

For one player in particular, it's personal.

After Harry Redknapp was appointed as Birmingham boss earlier this week, Alan Hutton will be up for the derby clash more than anybody.

Hutton played under Redknapp at Tottenham, although not very often.

He was a Juande Ramos signing and was cast aside by Redknapp, who signed four alternative right-backs and sent Hutton to play with the reserves.

Aston Villa's Alan Hutton applauds the fans at the end of the matchAston Villa's Alan Hutton applauds the fans 

The Scottish defender gave a cutting interview to The Mail after leaving Spurs, slamming Redknapp's man management towards him.

He said: "The last time I spoke to Redknapp, he told me, "I don't want you to train with us any more. I want you to train with the kids".

'I don't think anybody should be treated like that. I'd go and see him [Redknapp] and my questions weren't being answered.

"I've never experienced anything like that anywhere I've been. Is that a good reputation? I don't know.'

Hutton left Spurs in 2012 and signed with Aston Villa, where he has remained ever since.

He has seen off competition for his place despite at one point being loaned out to Real Mallorca, and is likely to get the nod this weekend ahead of youngster James Bree who disappointed when given a chance last weekend against Fulham.

Hutton has motivation to make Redknapp pay this weekend, and should be a must pick for Steve Bruce.

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