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Aston Villa fans react to Matt Targett display against Brighton

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Aston Villa fans react to Matt Targett display against Brighton

Aston Villa defeated Brighton 3-1 in the EFL Cup last night.

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.

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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.

 

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