Aston Villa defender Matt Targett has looked ahead to the Midlands derby clash with Wolves.

In an interview with club media, Targett said he is prepared for a tough clash at Villa Park.

He recalled last season’s match between the two sides at Molineux, which Villa snatched with a stoppage time penalty.

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There were nine yellow cards across the two sides and two reds, so it could be a feisty affair this weekend.

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“It’ll be a really tough game. I remember last season it was a tough game,” he said.

“It was a real battle at their place when we nicked it, a lot of yellow cards.


“It’s going to be a tough game but we’re looking forward to it, especially at a packed Villa Park too.”

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Wolves have been more methodical under Bruno Lage, but perhaps the spirit of derby day will bring out another side of them.

There have been battling one-goal recent wins and that grit will be required again here.

Ideally, Wolves would keep all 11 players on the pitch this time around, but the fans will want to see tackles flying in and everyone giving 100 per cent on a day where bragging rights are on offer.

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