Not Good Enough - Exclusive: Hutton destroys £17m Aston Villa player
Alan Hutton has admitted he has been left unimpressed with the consistency of Aston Villa winger Bertrand Traore.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Villa full-back was adamant the 25-year-old is a quality player but he needs to show it more often.
Traore has started Villa’s last two Premier League games with Trezeguet missing with a hamstring injury he picked up in training.
Before the visit to Wolves last weekend, Traore had started just once for Villa in the league after his £17million summer move from Lyon.
Villa scored just once in their past two games – a late Anwar El Ghazi penalty that secured a valuable victory over their Midlands rivals Wolves last Saturday.
Asked by Football Insider whether Traore’s performances are frustrating for manager Dean Smith, Hutton said: “He can be.
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“But I just feel like there’s been a lot of the wide men that have given performances like that this season and towards the back end of last season.
“He does some amazing bits, that little bit of skill on the edge of the box with the flick and then the cut in, I was just hoping someone would bring him down.
“He does some amazing things but he drifts in and out.
“You don’t know what you’re going to get. He can look dangerous with his quick feet when he cuts in and he can make things happen. We just want to see it more. That’s the underlying feeling with him, Trezeguet and El Ghazi.
“We know they’re very good players we just want to see it consistently. That’s the next step for them.”
Traore has now featured in 11 games for Dean Smith’s side and has scored one goal and provided one assist.