Hutton, signed by former manager Alex McLeish a year ago, was still named in Villa’s 25-man Premier League squad.
He said: “I work hard every time I step out on to the training pitch. I also do extra work on my own. I pride myself on my fitness.
“As a footballer it’s probably the worst situation to be in, sitting not getting the chance to play. It’s not ideal.
“It’s hard to take, but the only thing I can do is keep working hard and show him I’m ready if needed.”