Hutton is hopeful of return to Edinburgh

RORY Hutton has refused to give up on his professional dream.

After the door was slammed shut on his Edinburgh career last year by former coach Rob Moffat, it now appears to be slightly ajar with David Blair retiring and other stand offs liable to be included in Scotland’s World Cup squad at the start of next season.

That would leave just Alex Blair as the only available option, hence the current clamour to have the Greens vice-captain back in the Edinburgh ranks.

And it is a scenario Hutton would be delighted to see. He said: “Obviously, I would jump at another chance with Edinburgh. I knew there were things to work on with my game and I did get feedback to that effect.

“But there was nothing to suggest I wasn’t going to get another chance. That was until I got told that it came down to a choice between me and Alex Blair, who was Edinburgh’s preference for a contract.”

Hutton made an impressive pre-season appearance against Newcastle and the former Scotland Under-20 star was outstanding on his Magners League debut against Cardiff last February.