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Kennedy wants to earn his National team spot

Fri 01 January 2021 | 11:40

Matty Kennedy is eager to keep his form in Aberdeen to guarantee his national team spot.

Matty Kennedy

has been playing more minutes for his side.


player hopes that his form helps him get more

Northern Ireland

appearances based on his performance.

He said:

“Aberdeen is a massive club. If you are playing well and starting every week it gives you the opportunity to get another cap at international level.

“Northern Ireland’s first World Cup qualifier is against Italy in March. They are a massive team with a lot of top players.

“It would be a dream to play against them and some of the best players in the world. I would be buzzing if I got selected. It would probably be the biggest game of my career.”

Kennedy used to play as a striker but he has been playing in winger position since he arrived Aberdeen.

“I have been happy with my own form. It took me a while to get back into it after my injury, but I feel that I am getting better and better after every game. It is a new position for me, I am enjoying it.

“Playing wing-back is a lot different for me. Positionally-wise, the main thing is just trying to get yourself into the right position when you are defending.

“For the first few games I was a bit unsure about where to be on the park at certain times but the gaffer is coaching me about different scenarios and how to deal with them. I feel that I am getting better at it. The most important thing is that I am enjoying the role.”

source: SportMob