Aston Villa defender Matty Cash to play for Poland after gaining citizenship

Full-back is set to play for country of his mother’s birthCoach Paulo Sousa and country’s president show support

The Aston Villa defender Matty Cash could make his international debut for Poland as soon as next month after being granted citizenship.

The president of the Polish FA, Cezary Kulesza, confirmed that the 24-year-old had been given citizenship on Tuesday afternoon. The country’s president, Andrzej Duda, also tweeted his support to the player, writing: “congratulations and good luck on the pitch!”

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