Many Aston Villa fans have demanded that left-back Matt Targett retains his spot in the Villa first team after he posted a tweet over the weekend.
Who should start at left-back for Aston Villa, Neil Taylor or Matt Targett?
The full-back tweeted after his side’s 2-2 draw with Burnley at Villa Park, saying that it was not the result that he had desired but that it was an ‘amazing’ feeling to play in front of the fans at Villa Park.
Targett had received a 7/10 from WhoScored before he was forced off the field with an injury, which saw Neil Taylor duly take his place.
The former Southampton man joined the club for £13.95m (per Transfermarkt) and played only his first league game of the season on the weekend. Unfortunately for Villa, he was forced off the pitch through injury just past the hour mark with an injury to his hamstring, according to the Express and Star.
More positively, though, Dean Smith is hoping it’s not too serious, and hope it’s more cramp than anything else.
Villa fans were delighted with his hour’s work. Many even suggested that that left-back position should become his own.
Well played Matt hope injury is not to serious UTV
— STEVE .W (@sjw88sjw) September 29, 2019
Hope your injury isn’t serious
— BSN (@S1ngh32) September 29, 2019
Played well until your injury. Better than Taylor. Please tell me it was cramp and not a hammy? UTV
— Questions Craig (@QuestionsCraig) September 29, 2019
should be playing every week son
— kempson (@Chriskempo1) September 29, 2019
Class performance mate. Need that delivery from the left. Hope your okay for Norwich.
— Darren Woodall (@DarrenWoodall1) September 29, 2019
You need to start week in week out . Hows the injury
— Jim owen (@Ozy125) September 30, 2019
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Top game, hope the injury is not serious. Hopefully cemented your place in the team after yesterday.
— Villa Mad (@VillaMad3) September 29, 2019