Alan Hutton hopes Nottingham Forest switch will lead to move away from Aston Villa
ALAN Hutton hopes his time at Nottingham Forest will lead to a move away from Aston Villa – whether that be to the City Ground or anywhere else.
The Scotland international defender has not played a single game under Paul Lambert this season and accepts that he needs to engineer a move away from Villa Park.
Hutton says he would not rule out a move to the Championship club, if things go well.
But his immediate goal is to prove his abilities under Sean O'Driscoll, to help Forest's promotion push and to put himself in the shop window.
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"I don't see any way back at Villa," he said. "What has been said is that my time is done there.
"I hope to play as much as I can here; to play as much as I can. Then we will see what happens.
"It has been very frustrating. I was told at the beginning of the season that I would not be playing.
"When a new manager comes in he has his own ideas, he can change things around. It happens, it is football, you just have to accept it and move on.
"New managers have their own plans, their own ideas – it is just the way things go."
Hutton made an encouraging debut against Wolves last weekend but does concede that he is short of full match sharpness.
"My aim is to work hard and get into the team," he said. "My last competitive game was an international match which was a month ago, so it was tough to get into things at Wolves and, in the final 15 minutes, it was hard.
"It was always going to be. But hopefully I can get into things more over the next week or two."