Matty Cash has been an excellent servant for Aston Villa since his 2020-move from Nottingham Forest and was being considered for an England call up last season, but the 24-year-old has changed his international allegiance to Poland after successfully getting his citizenship.

Cash posted a picture on his Instagram with his mother and father and Polish authorities as he celebrated the news. The slough-born defender will now represent the Poland national team and could find himself in the squad for November’s international break.

Cash has made 38 appearances in all competitions for Villa, scoring one goal with three assists. And although he was looked at by Gareth Southgate, too much competition at right-back made it unlikely he’d feature regularly – Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Reece James (Chelsea), Kieran Trippier (Atletico Madrid), Kyle Walker (Manchester City).  

Poland have used Kamil Jozwiak as a makeshift right wing-back of late, so Cash stands a good chance of nailing down a starting place based on recent form. His mother is of Polish descent which allowed him to switch allegiances and now he’s focused on being a great servant for the country.

Biało-czerwoni face Andorra on November 12 and Hungary on November 15.

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