Date: 27th August 2018 at 11:00am
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Wih goalkeeper Orjan Nyland being more Villan than Hero in recent matches as he tried too hard to impress at Aston Villa, there was a significant change in his performance levels as we took to the pitch last weekend against Reading.

Although we unjustly came out with only a point to show for far improved efforts once again, there were a number of positives that fans could latch to in the 1-1 draw. One of those was clearly the performance of the Norwegian stopper as he pulled off a number of fine saves from the chances the visitors had and had it not been for the late harsh penalty on the day he would’ve kept his first clean sheet.

He did deserve it.

With Nyland again taking to social media following the match, a number of Villa fans were ready to applaud his individual efforts and there were those who thought that had it not been for him between the sticks, the day could’ve been far worse than it became for us.

That’s simply a small sample of the comments that went in his direction and there’s now real hope that he will only improve further with more time to adjust to the club and greater natural confidence in his game after earlier slip-ups.

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