Aston Villa fans lambast Jed Steer after pre-season victory

Aston Villa supporters’ plea for a new goalkeeper has been ramped up following their pre-season victory over League One side Shrewsbury Town after some fans weren’t best pleased with the performance of Jed Steer.

Dean Smith’s side were victorious thanks to a second-half Scott Hogan strike but it was the man between the sticks which left much of the Villa Park fanbase worrying ahead of their Premier League return.

One supporter took to Twitter to label the 26-year-old a liability whilst others begged the club to go out and pay for Jack Butland, one of Villa’s reported transfer targets – one even insisted they should break the bank for him.

Steer broke into Smith’s line-up after a mini-goalkeeper crisis at the start of the year as first-choice Orjan Nyland picked up a season-ending injury and Andre Moreira’s loan was cancelled.

As a result, the 6 foot 2 keeper began to cement his name as the first on the team sheet each week, playing 19 games following a recall from Charlton Athletic.

Other fans claimed the shot-stopper isn’t up to the standard of the Premier League with one member of the Villa support saying that strikers in the top-flight would punish his mistakes, calling him a disaster waiting to happen.

The Express & Star reported that the club were going to test the waters with a £20m bid for Butland early last month but Sky Sports have since said the interest was cooled as Stoke City were unwilling to budge in their valuation of the England international.

Here’s the best of the reaction from just a select bunch of the Villa fanbase:

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