Hutton - I need to play

Defender thrilled to make Sunderland move

Hutton: Happy with move

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Alan Hutton has expressed his delight after joining Sunderland on loan from Tottenham in search of more regular football.

The Scottish right-back has impressed at times in the Premier League since moving to White Hart Lane from Rangers in 2008.

However, he has not been able to establish himself as a first-choice starter under Harry Redknapp due to the good form of Croatian rival Vedran Corluka.

A deal was agreed on deadline day for Hutton to link up with the Black Cats for the remainder of the season and he is thrilled with the move.

Hutton knows he will have to work hard to secure a spot in Steve Bruce's team but is determined to seize the opportunity.

"Everyone wants to play football and I'm no different," he said in the Daily Mirror.

"But I know that, like anyone else, I'll have to give 110 per cent to show I'm worthy of a starting place.

"I'm over the moon to be here. When I was at Rangers the fans were superb and I'm sure Sunderland's will be the same."