At long last! Aston Villa, for the first time in a long time, have two bonafide left-backs on their books with Matt Targett signing for the club on Monday.

Villa confirmed on their official Twitter account that they have secured the services of Southampton left-back Matt Targett, who makes the switch from the South Coast to the Midlands.

The left-back area has been a problem for Villa in recent years, with Neil Taylor being the only senior player for that position during the past two seasons.

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Right-back Alan Hutton and Kortney Hause have also deployed that role, but Villa haven’t had two specialist players fighting for that position for some time.

Now they have!

Just because another left-back has joined the club, it doesn’t mean that Villa’s problems in that area are going to be solved because it is going to be a weak point.

Players will be returning to pre-season in these coming days and the likes of Taylor, Hause and Targett will only want to show their worth to the coaching staff.

If truth be told, that position is up for grabs and whoever performs, they will more than likely start the first Premier League game of the season, which is away at Tottenham.

Either way, if Smith finds himself in a situation where someone is struggling in that area, he will now have options to choose from, and a bit of competition hurts no-one.

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