Aston Villa’s failure to secure promotion to the Premier League has left the club in a difficult position both on and off the field.
Indeed, Villa’s defeat to Fulham in the Championship playoff final means that they will stay in the second tier of English football at least for the 2018-19 campaign.
It also means that they will be unable to sign on-loan Manchester United goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, who impressed at Villa Park last term.
As a result, Steve Bruce’s side need a new number one for next season.
Bruce will seemingly look to sign a new stopper, but the Villa supporters believe that the answer to the problem is already at the club.
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Indeed, Jed Steer has been tipped to impress if given the chance next season.
The 25-year-old has been with Villa since 2013, but has only ever made seven first-team appearances for the club.
He has spent time on loan at Doncaster Rovers, Yeovil Town and Huddersfield Town in recent seasons, but the Villa supporters want the former England Under-19 international to be given the opportunity to replace Johnstone between the sticks.
A selection of the Twitter reaction can be seen below:
We’ve got Jed Steer don’t need a new GK
— James (@ChapmanAVFC) June 5, 2018
Steer is more than capable. Just needs to stay fit.
— Chez Avfc (@AvfcUTV1) June 3, 2018
If you ask me, I’d say Jed Steer has waited long enough for his chance
— Andrew George Maddox (@Ma1Andrew) June 3, 2018
Steer if injury free will be OK I reckon for next season aswell.
— matt capewell (@notthematcapewe) June 3, 2018
I think we give Steer til January to prove himself. I think he is good enough if given a chance. Sarkic needs some first team action in the cups
— Dan (@danbadders) June 1, 2018
Too early to say who will stay & go, but I would start next season with 3 CB and a front diamond , something like – GK:Steer, CB: Chester, Mitch Clark, Suliman, WB:Elmo , New Left WingBack, DM: Bikir, CM:Grealish , RM:Uncle Albert, LM:Green , CF:Kodjia
— Villa18/19 (@19Villa18) June 3, 2018