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Matt Targett

Defender

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  • Age: 22 years old
  • Date of Birth: 18 September 1995
  • Place of Birth: Eastleigh, England
  • Nationality: English
  • Height: 182.6cm
  • Weight: 79.4kg
  • Debut: 27 January 2018: Barnsley 1-3 Fulham (Sky Bet Championship)
  • Previous Club(s): Southampton

Biography

On Monday 22nd January, the Club announced the signing of Matt Targett on loan from Southampton.

The left-back joined Southampton’s Academy at the age of eight, which was then led by Fulham’s current Academy Director Huw Jennings.

After progressing through the ranks, he was given a first team opportunity following Luke Shaw’s move to Manchester United, and made his debut in the League Cup against Millwall in August 2014.

His Premier League bow wasn’t far away, with the youngster coming on as a substitute in a win over Queens Park Rangers a month later.

Targett’s first top flight start arrived in a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in December 2014, and he ended his maiden campaign with 12 senior appearances to his name.

The following two seasons saw him continue his progression at St Mary’s, and he now has 42 games under his belt across the Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, and Europa League.

Targett was first capped by England at Under-19 level, and went on to captain the Under-20 side. Recognition at Under-21 level followed, and he was a member of the 2015 European Championship, and 2016 Toulon Tournament-winning, squads.

Overall
Minutes played 1,629
Appearances 20
Substitutions (On / Off) 1 / 5
Offence
Goals 1
Minutes per goal 1,629.0
 »  Head 1
 »  Inside Box 1
Shooting Accuracy  (On Target / Off Target) 4 / 6
Hit Woodwork 2
Corners (Successful) 12
Crosses (Successful) 15
Chances Created 30
Assists 2
Dribbles (Successful) 12
Corners Won 14
Movement
Touches 1,588
Passes (Successful) 821
 »  Short (Successful) 763
 »  Long (Successful) 58
Throw-ins (Successful) 195
Through Balls 3
Defence
Clean Sheets 8
Goals Conceded 11
 »  Inside Box / Outside Box 8 / 3
Tackles (Won) 24
Interceptions 19
Blocks 4
Clearances 60
Duels (Won) 90
 »  Ground Duels (Won) 66
 »  Aerial Duels (Won) 24
Discipline
Fouls (Committed / Suffered) 15 / 17
Bookings 3
Sent Off -
Handballs 1