Aston Villa fullback Alan Hutton has hit out at the management of Paul Lambert.

Hutton was among senior players frozen out during preseason.

He told the Express and Star: "There were lots of us; Darren Bent, Stephen Ireland - I am talking international players - and Charles N'Zogbia, who have just been put to the side.

"For me it is not what should be done. We are not kids.

"I was buzzing for Barry that he got out (to Crystal Palace) because he is a great player and doesn't deserve to be treated like that.

"Unfortunately for myself, it didn't come off and I am angry about it."

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