The head coach of Scotland Gordon Strachan is surprised by the current situation of Alan Hutton in relation to his club career but more specifically Aston Villa. The 28 years old defender signed for Aston Villa on August of 2011 but ever since then has made 31 appearances all of them being in the same season he was signed.
Failing to make any appearances in this season for the English club has left Strachan shocked as why the club leaves a player of his quality not playing an important role for the squad.
Strachan said: “He has been brilliant for us.’’
“It’s a mystery of football how he is not getting a game somewhere’’.
“I look at other games in the Premier League, look at right-backs and go, ‘He’s better than them.’ It’s very strange he’s not playing Premier League football because the games he’s played for us have been outstanding’’.
“And he’s not playing against teams away down at 100th in the world rankings. He’s doing it against the teams at the top of the world game. Sometimes people say players are great at international level but they’re playing against teams at 90th or 100th in the world’’.
“But Alan is playing against top, top players.”
In the beginning of this year Hutton was loaned out to Mallorca but the loan finalized on June and despite Hutton’s intention of staying with the Spanish side, the deal was never completed and now he is nowhere near the selection radar of Villa’s coach Paul Lambert.
The question emerges as to how long will he remain being in a club that he plays no important role?