Having played a massive part in helping Aston Villa return to the Premier League last season, goalkeeper Jed Steer has again had to be patient following the arrival of England stopper Tom Heaton during the summer transfer window.
Having made the spot his own following his return from a loan spell at Charlton Athletic last January, the 27-year-old has only made three appearances for head coach Dean Smith so far in 2019/20, with him presumably being our goto Cup keeper and former player Paul Robinson feels that Steer will be itching to get himself back on track once again, and may hanker for a January departure.
Speaking to Football Insider
recently, the former England and Spurs stopper explained.
“You get to work in the Premier League with the likes of Tom and other players so, that will be a bonus. But I think, yes, he will be frustrated and it just depends on his patience and how long he’s willing to wait.”
Adding about January.
“Yes, he could. It depends on where he sees his career at. He’s at an age where he might think he should be playing regularly.”
Now, I certainly don’t think Steer would be looking for a permanent departure as he’s clearly our backup to Heaton and games will come in the Cup competitions, but unless we unload both Orjan Nyland and Lovre Kalinic in January, I certainly wouldn’t be against Steer heading out on loan again for a real run of games.
Should We Get Steer Out On Loan Again?
Heaton, given his experience, will be an asset in training, but games are gold dust.