Hutton happy to be back in action as Spurs push on for Europe
21 April 2009 10:26
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Tottenham full back Alan Hutton has revealed his delight at finally making his first-team return at the weekend.
The Scotland international had been on the sidelines since November with a fractured foot before replacing the injured Michael Dawson in the first half of Tottenham's 1-0 win against Newcastle.
Hutton did feature in Scotland's World Cup qualifying double-header against Holland and Iceland, but was forced to bide his time due to Spurs' recent good form.
And the 24-year-old is now determined to be involved as much as possible in the remaining five games as Tottenham chase a fourth consecutive season in Europe.
'It's been a long time in coming but I'm feeling fit and ready, so when I got the call to go on, I was happy,' said Hutton. 'I've learned my lesson from last time, when I perhaps came back too quickly and ended up hurting myself even more.
'It's been a more gradual comeback this time and everything seems to have worked perfectly, so I'll just push on from here.
'The team's been doing really well and winning games, so it was always going to be hard for me to just walk back in.
'Daws' getting injured is not a nice thing to see, but it did give me my opportunity.
'There are five games left and I want to be involved as much as possible. Hopefully I'll give the manager a headache now!'