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Matt Targett

Defender

  • Matt's Profile

  • 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.

Opposition Result Minutes
Played
Goals
Scored
Cards
Shown
Passing
Accuracy
Aston Villa
(Home) - 17 Feb 2018
W2 - 0 90' 71%
Bolton Wanderers
(Away) - 10 Feb 2018
D1 - 1 90'
85%
Nottingham Forest
(Home) - 3 Feb 2018
W2 - 0 89' 75%
Barnsley
(Away) - 27 Jan 2018
W3 - 1 45' 86%
Overall
Minutes played 314
Appearances 4
Substitutions (On / Off) 1 / 1
Offence
Goals 1
Minutes per goal 314.0
 »  Head 1
 »  Inside Box 1
Shooting Accuracy  (On Target / Off Target) 1 / 2
Hit Woodwork 1
Crosses (Successful) 3
Chances Created 5
Dribbles (Successful) 3
Corners Won 5
Movement
Touches 352
Passes (Successful) 181
 »  Short (Successful) 166
 »  Long (Successful) 15
Throw-ins (Successful) 53
Defence
Clean Sheets 1
Goals Conceded 1
 »  Inside Box 1
Tackles (Won) 8
Interceptions 6
Clearances 10
Duels (Won) 25
 »  Ground Duels (Won) 14
 »  Aerial Duels (Won) 11
Discipline
Fouls (Committed / Suffered) 3 / 2
Bookings -
Sent Off -