Aston Villa fans on Twitter are urging manager Dean Smith to start Matt Targett in Sunday's trip to Arsenal.
The Villans spent a hefty £17 million on the former Southampton left-back during the summer [The Telegraph] but he was injured early on in the season, allowing Neil Taylor to keep his place.
But Targett is fit now and has been unused substitution in Aston Villa's last two games.
Smith revealed in Friday's press conference that he was in contention to start against the Gunners, and quite a few Aston Villa fans on Twitter would love to see him being given a Premier League debut.
Want to see Targett come in Sunday. He probably won't but he should. Arsenal can't defend simple as. Targett with his ability to cross will add something different to the team. Taylor has been solid but think it's time he steps aside.— Captain Jack. (@10Grealish) September 17, 2019
Trez in for jota and targett in for Taylor. Start nakamba again because he does the defensive role perfectly and now that his nerves have calmed down he will play class— Lewis Griffiths (@lewisgriff13) September 20, 2019
I think Targett has To Be Introduced on Sunday— Regan' (@AvfcRegan) September 17, 2019
List of players owned by Aston Villa who don’t play who are better than Neil Taylor at left back:— Fake (@JACKGREALlSH) September 17, 2019
Only one of these players is a recognised left back #avfc
How, targett offers so much more to a team, targett will be able to defend as good as Taylor with mings next to him, Taylor was poor before we got mings.— Wayne Turner (@turner295) September 20, 2019
Neil Taylor is gunna have a new arsehole Sunday evening after arsenal are finished with him, would love us to start targett instead #avfc— Mackaveli (@JaackMack) September 19, 2019
And you're basing Targett on 20/30 mins. I'm basing Taylor over seasons of poor performances— Albee Fuctifino (@Evan_Keel1874) September 20, 2019
Taylor is awful— SimsAVFC (@AvfcSims) September 20, 2019
Spot on Luke. Maybe Targett over Taylor if fit. Were gonna depend on our fullbacks with that Team.— skip (@paulskip999) September 18, 2019
I would bring Targett in for Taylor. Taylor. hasn't done anything wrong but we need better deliveries for Big Wes. Nakamba stays in midfield Luiz would get murdered by Xhaka. Trez in as we need the pace. Conor off the bench if we're still not getting anything to Big Wes.— Liam Flanagan (@LF_Doom) September 20, 2019
Targett made his debut in the League Cup win over Crewe Alexandra but didn't cover himself in glory at times.
That being said, it was his first appearance of the season due to injury and an element of rust was inevitable.
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