Hutton declares himself fit

24 March 2009 08:04
Tottenham full-back Alan Hutton believes he is ready to play for Scotland following his return to reserve team action after a long-term injury absence. The 24-year-old full-back played 70 minutes of a second-string game against West Bromwich Albion on Monday after being sidelined since November with a foot injury. Hutton has already been named in the Scotland squad for Saturday's World Cup qualifier against the Netherlands and despite a lack of first-team action, the former Rangers star has declared himself fit. "It's a big task but I believe in my own ability," he said. "I've been working hard for months and training for two weeks so if I'm asked to play it won't be a problem." Meanwhile, Hutton believes underdogs Scotland have everything to gain in their Group Nine encounter. "We go to Amsterdam not expecting anything - everything's on them. They have to beat us," he declared. "So we can go there as underdogs, play the way we do and if we pick up something or sneak a goal and happen to win then it's a massive result for us."

Source: ESA