There is an opening at Aston Villa for the number one goalkeeping position following the departure of Sam Johnstone.
Johnstone spent last season on loan at Villa from Manchester United, but the club’s failure to secure promotion from the Championship meant that they were unable to sign the stopper on a permanent deal.
Johnstone has since moved on to West Bromwich Albion, but the Villa supporters feel that they have a ready-made replacement in Jed Steer.
Steer has been with Villa since 2013, but has only ever made seven first-team appearances for the club.
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The 25-year-old has spent time on loan at Doncaster Rovers, Yeovil Town and Huddersfield Town in recent seasons, but the Villa fans want the former England Under-19 international to be given the opportunity to replace Johnstone between the sticks.
Villa’s financial problems have left the club in a difficult position, but they were back in pre-season training this week as the new Championship campaign draws ever closer.
A selection of the Twitter reaction to Steer’s future can be seen below:
This could be your season Jed. Hopefully your injury troubles are over and you can stake your claim #utv
— VillaTim ??????? (@villatim80) July 8, 2018
The No.1 jersey awaits Jed. #UTV
— Roger. W (@RogerW42) July 8, 2018
Villa’s No 1 ????
— Zack Underhill (@Zack_Underhill) July 8, 2018
Hopefully you stay injury free and reach your potential. We all know you can do it. Good luck Jed. #avfc
— Chrsmo (@Chrsmo) July 8, 2018
Big season ahead for you mate, get that number 1 jersey and smash it UTV
— Connor ??????? (@KBconnor) July 8, 2018
This is your chance Jed grab it with both hands sorry about the pun.
— Darren Woolley (@DarrenWoolley5) July 9, 2018
You have seen how pickford went to russia as A N other goalie and is coming back a hero should be the incentive you need to do the same for us
— John Rooker (@ClassOf82_AVFC) July 9, 2018
Going to need u next season
— David B (@BowkettDavid) July 8, 2018
Time to rise to the challenge and become number 1. I believe you have it in you. Your time.
— Suspect Device (@Arfa1969) July 8, 2018