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Burnley man, League Two prospect: The Alan Hutton upgrades that Aston Villa must look to sign in the summer



Aston Villa’s season looks like taking off, with Steve Bruce’s side currently sitting second in the Sky Bet Championship table and in pole position to clinch the second automatic promotion place.

Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Birmingham City in the Second City derby elevated Bruce’s side into the top-two, with the expectation now on Villa to push on and secure a return to the Premier League.

Bruce has a talented squad at his disposal, and in recent weeks has used a select group of players in the Championship, who have managed to deliver a return of seven consecutive victories.

A key part of that line-up has been Alan Hutton, who has the ability to play at both right-back and left-back.

However, despite Hutton’s impressive contribution recently, Villa are unlikely to retain the defender’s service in the summer, with reports confirming he is likely to leave Villa Park on a free.

Here at FLW, we take a look at two possible replacements for the 33-year-old…