Aston Villa defender Alan Hutton has joined Championship club Nottingham Forest on loan.

The Scotland international heads to the City Ground until January after falling out of favour at Villa Park since the arrival of Paul Lambert.

Hutton will head into Sean O'Driscoll's squad that takes on Wolves this weekend and Forest chairman Omar Al-Hasawi is excited about the arrival of the experienced full-back.

"Like most of the signings we have made, Alan brings great experience to our squad," he said.

"He has played at the very highest level and will be a big asset to us over the next six weeks."

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