Hutton – Wesley 'like a new signing'

Having Wesley back in training will be “like a new signing” for Aston Villa, according to Alan Hutton.

The former Holte End favourite, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the training ground would be “buzzing” to have the 24-year-old back playing after over a year out.

The Brazilian has played twice for the under-23s in recent weeks as he steps up his recovery from a serious knee ligament injury.

However, his runout against Wolves’ under-23s was cut slightly short after he felt a twinge in the same knee.

Wesley has not featured for Villa since suffering the blow back on New Year’s Day in 2020.

as such, Hutton insisted his comeback would give the whole squad a massive lift.