Alan Hutton sends Instagram message to Aston Villa supporters

Dean Smith head coach of Aston Villa in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Aston Villa at Elland Road on April 28, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Alan Hutton may have played his last game for Aston Villa during their 2-1 defeat to Norwich City on Sunday.

Jamal Lewis of Norwich City and Alan Hutton of Aston Villa in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Aston Villa and Norwich City at Villa Park on May 5, 2019 in Birmingham,...

Alan Hutton expressed his delight on Instagram after he made a return to the Aston Villa starting XI during their 2-1 defeat to champions Norwich City on Sunday. 

The 34-year-old has not played for Villa since their 1-1 draw at Stoke in February because of injury, but he played the full 90 minutes in what was the final match of the regular season.

From a defensive standpoint, Hutton struggled against Onel Hernandez, particularly in the first 20 minutes, but he grew into the game and did win a number of fouls in the attacking third. 

 

With Dean Smith resting a number of his key players heading into the playoffs, Hutton was given the captain's armband for the day in what could be his final match for the club. 

Here is Hutton sending a message to the Villa Park faithful, as posted on his personal Instagram account: 

 
 
 
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So happy to be back playing at villa park!! Best fans in the world, support for myself and the team was amazing. #UTV

A post shared by Alan Hutton (@hutton02) on

Hutton has been a great servant to Villa over the years and he has become a firm fan favourite. But many would agree that his time at the club could be coming to an end. 

Whether Villa are promoted or they remain in the second tier for another season, Smith will more than likely be looking to build a team for the future. 

Nonetheless, this Saturday, Villa will host Midland rivals West Brom in the first leg of their playoff semi-final in what is expected to be a mouthwatering encounter. 

Dean Smith manager of Aston Villa reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Rotherham United and Aston Villa at The New York Stadium on April 10, 2019 in Rotherham, England.

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