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United's search for a fullback may come to an end

United's search for a fullback may come to an end

Despite having Steven Taylor playing at right-back, and Chris Hughton being comfortable with the England U21 captain playing in that position, the former-Tottenham assistant should consider recommending a player from his old side to the Magpies hierarchy.

The player in question is Spurs fullback Alan Hutton. The 24-year-old Scotsman has fallen out-of-favour with present manager Harry Redknapp, with the gaffer preferring Croat Vedran Corluka in the right-back berth. Hutton also faces competition from the returning Pascal Chimbonda, and from young Chris Gunter.

A £9 million January 2008 signing from Rangers, Hutton impressed the Premier League with his quickness, and his strength. But injuries have kept him sidelined for much of the present campaign and it has now emerged that Redknapp may offload the talented fullback once the transfer window reopens.

Regardless of his injury, Hutton is still a very skillful player and is rated highly by Scotland manager George Burley.

Newcastle United may not find a better player than Hutton for the right-back position. The player has Premiership experience, and is definitely the type of player that Toon supporters would love to see terrorizing defenders on the overlap.

A £6 million bid could tempt Tottenham to sell. The Magpies may have to spend the same amount on January target Albin Ebondo, so the question is, why not Hutton?

Proven in the Premier League. A full-International, and definitely one of the up-and-comers of the British Isles.

Bring on the summer!



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Writer:Mehzeb Chowdhury
Date:Monday March 2 2009
Time: 4:01PM

Comments

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Must admit haven't seen him play much so couldn't really comment.
nu-switz-fc
02/03/2009 16:45:00
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Must admit haven't seen him play much so couldn't really comment.
nu-switz-fc
02/03/2009 16:45:00
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Signing players should be the last thing on Hughton's mind at the moment. We need points otherwise we'll could be restricted to signing championship players in the summer !!!
geordie_mark
02/03/2009 17:12:00
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Signing players should be the last thing on Hughton's mind at the moment. We need points otherwise we'll could be restricted to signing championship players in the summer !!!
geordie_mark
02/03/2009 17:12:00
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plus, I can't beleive that we're looking at injury prone players considering the state we're in at the moment !!!!
geordie_mark
02/03/2009 17:16:00
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plus, I can't beleive that we're looking at injury prone players considering the state we're in at the moment !!!!
geordie_mark
02/03/2009 17:16:00
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you read to many papers,do your research,huttons spurs best rightback and he will stay.
bazdog
02/03/2009 17:45:00
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you read to many papers,do your research,huttons spurs best rightback and he will stay.
bazdog
02/03/2009 17:45:00
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Hutton is class BUT he is out of favour, due to injurys and the brilliant form of Corluka.
ScottDaYid
03/03/2009 15:19:00
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Hutton is class BUT he is out of favour, due to injurys and the brilliant form of Corluka.
ScottDaYid
03/03/2009 15:19:00
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