Well this is a blow for Jed Steer.
Vital Villa (@VitalVilla) January 25, 2018
Our back up keeper – who judging by his performances in his cup appearances this year, is seriously pushing for a first team place, especially if we can`t reach and agreement to sign Sam Johnstone from Manchester United – said on twitter he`s had surgery on his dislocated shoulder.
A positive message telling the team to ‘get the job done` and a great attitude that ‘recovery is up and running.`
Lets wish him a quick recovery, maybe he`ll be back sooner than he thinks?
Quite what Villa do in the summer if Johnstone doesn`t sign another loan deal or if we can`t buy him (the preferred option obviously!) is anyone’s guess isn`t it?
I guess one of the main things will be what division we are in. Johnstone will probably be eyeing the Premiership by then, if we are back in the land of milk and honey, then he`s not going to find a bigger club than Aston Villa to be between the sticks for is he? Villa owner Tony Xia did seem confident he will stay for the rest of this season and they`ll look to do a permanent deal in the summer.
But as for Jed, he does look like he`s growing into a commanding keeper. He won the man of the match votes for
Villa away v Colchester United: Steer 43% and the FA Cup loss to Peterborough: Steer 59%. To lose 3-1 and the keeper to get man of the match says it all.
Anyone think Jed is going to be our future?