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Sunderland land Tottenham defender Alan Hutton on loan

Alan Hutton in action for Tottenham
Hutton joined Tottenham for 9m from Rangers in 2008

Sunderland have signed Tottenham defender Alan Hutton on loan until the end of the season.

The Scotland international, 25, has made just one Premier League start this season, with Vedran Corluka preferred as the first-choice right-back.

"We have tracked him for some time," Sunderland manager Steve Bruce told the club's official website.

"We have been particularly short of defensive options of late so Alan will come in at a very opportune time."

Hutton has made 40 appearances for Spurs since signing for £9m from Rangers in August 2008, but has found himself marginalised by the form of Croatian Corluka.

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However, Bruce believes the Glasgow-born full-back will have a pivotal role to play at the Stadium of Light.

"We're delighted to have brought him here until the end of the season," added Bruce.

"I'm sure he will have a big part to play between now and May."



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