Aston Villa are through to the next round of the EFL Cup after a comfortable win against fellow Premier League side Brighton and Hove Albion at the Amex Arena.
It was a top display from an Aston Villa side which saw several changes from Dean Smith.
One player who came in and impressed was summer signing Matt Targett. As reported by The Express and Star, Aston Villa paid £11.5 million to bring Targett to Villa Park from Southampton in the summer.
So far, he has had to play second fiddle this season to number one choice Neil Taylor. The general consensus is that the Welshman is better defensively than the Aston Villa newbie and that may be a fair assumption.
However, Targett put in another showing which suggested he is knocking on the door of the Premier League starting XI.
His attacking link-up play makes him a far more dangerous player for his opponents and there are some Aston Villa fans who would like to see him brought into the first-team as a result.
It certainly seems as though Taylor has competition for his starting spot from the summer recruit. Hopefully, Targett will take his chance if it is afforded to him.
Need to start 👏🏼
— Ben Wright (@Benztheking316) September 25, 2019
— e (@EliElGhazi) September 25, 2019
Well played Matt. Always available and linked up with Trez really well. Love to see it.
— Villa By The Sea (@VillaByTheSea2) September 25, 2019
Targett proved how good he can be today does he start on Saturday? #avfc
— Jon Green (Don’t open the link in dm) (@Jonavfc15) September 25, 2019
Matt Targett started off so many attacks tonight, offers so much more and has to start Saturday #avfc
— AVFC (@Mxginn) September 25, 2019
— WES7EY (@WES7EY_) September 25, 2019
— VILLA🦁TOM (@TommyF_AVFC) September 25, 2019
Sounds like it’s time for Targett to start #avfc
— Matt Jeffries (@matty__jeff) September 25, 2019
Sounds Like Targett having a good game 👌
— AVFC_CALM (@Jonny_W89) September 25, 2019
One man we need and want to have a good night tonight is Targett, we desperately need him to step up and sure up that left side. #avfc
— Leon CLL (@leon_cll) September 25, 2019
From what I saw tonight, Matt Targett looked brilliant. Taylor hasn’t done nothing wrong at all so far but think Targett offers us so much more offensively and might be worth starting him Saturday. #UTV
— michael clougher (@shagmywifeferis) September 26, 2019