Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton has announced his retirement in an interview with Sunday newspaper The Observer, reports STV news.
Hutton has 50 caps for his country, but has recently lost his place in the team and has now called time on a career which began at international level in 2007.
The former Spurs and Rangers man has enjoyed an illustrious career in England since making the move from North of the border, and even enjoyed a loan spell in the Spanish league with Mallorca.
Scotland manager Gordan Strachan is trying to guide his country to the World Cup in 2018, and has recently recalled Celtic man Scott Brown to the fold following an absence. However, there does not seem to be a route back for Hutton.
“I feel this is the right time to spend more time with my family, put everything I have professionally into doing well at Villa and give others a chance for Scotland” said Hutton.
Hutton’s club Aston Villa have recently picked up in the league, and beat Blackburn 2-1 yesterday at Villa Park to further enhance their play off credentials.
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