With the 2020-1 season fast approaching, Alex Revell continued to mould his new-look Boro’ squad by signing Remeao Hutton. The young, versatile full-back came to us from Birmingham City on a season-long loan; the deal giving the Blues the option to call him back after six months if he was storming it. In addition to being capable at either right or left back, Hutton can also play at centre half or in midfield. With such flexibility, it meant Revs had a number of options open to him.
Revs said of the lad : “He’ll be challenging both full backs for a place in the side and – although we have a small squad – we want competition for places so that all the players know they have to perform each and every day”. In front of him were experienced chaps such as Luke Prosser and Ben Coker coming in ahead of him. But he got his game time at Boro’ all the same; most of which was during the first half of the campaign.
Hutton was always in and around the squad, however. And his versatility was often an asset. He certainly seemed to make enough of an impression to land himself a two-year contract after the Blues released him at the end of the 2020-1 season. But it wasn’t with us; moving to League Two ‘rivals’ Barrow with a chance to properly apply what he’d learned with us during his one-season spell on loan at the Lamex.
Remeao Hutton: Before Boro’
One reason that Revs took a shine to Hutton was the defender’s form at Yeovil Town in the 2019-20 campaign; the lad making 29 outings for the Glovers as they ultimately fell short with their bid for promotion from the National League. It was his first real taste of senior football after signing for the Blues in 2017. Up to that point, he’d become a core part of their development squad. But Brum wasn’t his first club…