Hutton thrilled with Spurs decision

Alan Hutton insists any reservations about his move south have now been laid to rest following Tottenham's Carling Cup success.

The Scotland international's switch from Rangers to Spurs was one of the January transfer window's more protracted negotiations, with Hutton uncertain of whether he was ready to make the move to England.

"I've got no regrets," Hutton told The Scotsman.

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"At first, I was a bit wary of going down there but I'm happy I made the move. Just being involved in the games I have been already with Spurs in the first couple of months has been brilliant.

"There were a lot of things I had to think about when I was making the decision. It wasn't just about football, it was about my family and other factors too. Obviously I had grown up supporting Rangers before playing for them, so just leaving the club was a hard choice in itself.

"I had thought about whether I was ready for the move. In my head, I wanted to finish the season with Rangers before I went down. But I know I'm able to cope with the pressures in the big games and I'm just glad to be playing my football down there now.

"It was a lot of money for a right-back, so I can understand why Rangers accepted it. It's a business at the end of the day. They are happy, I'm happy, so it's not a problem.

"Obviously you want to win things in your career and to win the Carling Cup at Wembley in only my third game was a brilliant experience. Hopefully there will be more to come.

"The manager has big plans for Spurs, he wants to take them forward and challenge at the top of the Premier League. With the squad we will have next season, hopefully we will be able to do something."

Hutton went on to reject claims that his reticence to join Spurs was due to his hankering after a switch to Manchester United, who were reported to be lining up a summer swoop for the 23-year-old.

"I wasn't holding off for something else as some people suggested. I never knew anything about the reported interest from Manchester United. I was only taking my time because I felt it was a massive decision for myself and my family."

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