Matt Targett's bold ambition as a Newcastle United player

Matty Targett’s hoping to restart his international career at Newcastle United.

Targett represented England and Scotland at youth level, but he hasn’t won a senior cap. However, the 26-year-old – who joined the club in the summer after a successful half-season loan – hopes that will change.

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Eastleigh-born Targett switched international allegience nine years ago, but he’s “open” to playing for either country at senior level.

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"I don't want to close the door on either, really,” said the left-back. “I’m open (to playing for either country). My first choice would be England, and that's something I’m looking forward to, it's something I believe I can reach, that level. At the moment, that’s the target. I played for Scotland at Under-18s and Under-19s, then made the switch. I played 19s, 20s and 21s for England."

Targett joined Newcastle on loan from Aston Villa in January, and the club made the move permanent for £15million in June.

Newcastle United's Matt Targett.Newcastle United's Matt Targett.
Newcastle United's Matt Targett.