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Southampton full back Matt Targett says moving to Fulham on loan for the remainder of the season was a no brainer.

The 22 year-old left back completed his loan move to Craven Cottage earlier today and is excited by the challenge of helping Slavisa Jokanovic’s side mount a serious push for promotion to the top flight. Targett told FulhamFCTV:

I’m really looking forward to it. I aim to come here and play as much as possible and help the team. Given the chance, I hope I can add to the quality of the team. I like to get forward, deliver lots of crosses and defending one v one.

I’m coming to the age now where I need game time. This club showed the most interest in me and I thought it was a no brainer coming here. The position they are in, the results they’ve recently had – they are in a great position to push on and my aim to help them get to where they want, which is back in the Premier League.

The highly-rated defender watched Saturday’s demolition of Burton Albion from the Craven Cottage balcony and is already familiar with at least one face in the Fulham squad, having represented his country at youth level alongside goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli.

I’ve met Marcus before. I saw a few of the boys before the game on Saturday and then went to the game and watched a masterclass. It was a really good game – the lads played really well.

I felt it was important to get [the deal] announced on Monday, so I had that full week training with the boys and get to know them. The training session was a bit harder that what I thought [it would be], but it was good to be with everyone.

The prospect of Targett teaming up with the in-form Ryan Sessegnon on the left flank already has some Fulham fans salivating and Targett has been impressed with the youngster’s meteoric rise from youth team prodigy to senior football.

It’s really exciting to play with someone so young who has showed his qualities at this level. He’s got a bright future ahead of him if he keeps his head down and keeps working hard.