Former England forward Chris Sutton has admitted joining Aston Villa from Birmingham City isn’t recommended.

The 44 year old had a brief spell with Birmingham City before joining Aston Villa in 2006.

Speaking to FourFourTwo, Sutton was asked what kind of reception he got from the Aston Villa fans when he signed from local rivals Birmingham City: “You probably shouldn’t make that move, Birmingham City to Aston Villa, should you? But I don’t think anybody noticed.”

Sutton spent just ten months at Birmingham City when he joined the club from Celtic in 2006.

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His time at St Andrews was badly affected by injury, and he played just ten league games for the club before his controversial move to Aston Villa.

Whilst at Villa Park, Sutton again played just a handful of games under his former Celtic boss Martin O’Neill, and eventually had to retire from the game when he picked up an eye injury against Manchester United.

Sutton will be best remembered for his time with Norwich City, Blackburn Rovers and Celtic.