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Rangers fullback Hutton excited about Italy challenge

Hutton is quickly emerging as Scotland's latest young star, earning praise over the weekend from the likes of Sir Alex Ferguson and being chased by Tottenham and Newcastle United.

Hutton said: "It's a massive game for all of us, in fact for the whole country really. It's come around pretty quickly and you can see how much excitement there is.

"As players, we have to try and stay focused on the job, and we'll be doing that all week. But it's going to be some occasion, and one that we are all really looking forward to.

"Hopefully we can give everyone the result. We all want to reach the European Championships, and it would be one of the finest achievements ever for the country, given the group we had.

"We now have this one game left to get there, so it's probably the biggest cup final of all time really.

"For me it would be a dream to play at a major tournament. At club level you have the Champions League, which is absolutely fantastic to play in.

"Look at last week when we played Barcelona, for me the biggest club team in the world, it was just such a massive challenge. It's absolutely magnificent to go to the Nou Camp and play on a stage such as that.

"But representing your country at a major tournament, that would be something special. And that's what is at stake, what will be in our minds."

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