Aberdeen star Matty Kennedy has a big goal motivating him in the weeks ahead. The 26-year-old hopes to play for Northern Ireland when they take on Italy in the World Cup qualifiers in March.

Kennedy has disclosed that he would love to play in the game. He hopes that Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough is so impressed by his Aberdeen performances that he selects him for the match.

“There’s more to come”

“Hopefully there’s more to come as the first game in our World Cup group is away to Italy in March” he said (Daily Record).

Matty Kennedy in action for Aberdeen

Matty Kennedy in action for Aberdeen (Photo by Alan Harvey / SNS Group via Getty Images)

“If I’m playing well for the club the manager might pick me for that match, and it would be a dream to play against some of the top players in the world. I would be buzzing” Kennedy admitted.

For that to happen, Kennedy will need to keep impressing for Derek McInnes’ side. This season the winger has been a mainstay in the Dons first-team. He has overcome a knee problem to establish himself in the side.

Has three assists this season

So far this season, Kennedy has three assists, and has yet to find the back of the net. That is something he will likely be looking to improve on in the weeks to come.

Kilmarnock v Aberdeen - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership

Aberdeen’s Matty Kennedy goes on a run against Kilmarnock (Photo by Ross Parker/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Kennedy will have to chance to score his first goal of the season when Aberdeen return to action this afternoon against Dundee United.

The Dons’ game in midweek against Livingston was postponed. No doubt the players will be eager to get back on the pitch. A win for Aberdeen will keep them well ahead of Hibernian in the battle for third in the Premiership.

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