Summer capture Orjan Nyland has again made the headlines for the wrong reasons following Aston Villa’s score draw with Ipswich Town at the weekend.
Having been caught out and conceded two goals in the game against Wigan Athletic, the 27-year-old Norwegian international stopper had a rush of blood on Saturday and came for a cross that was never his to claim.
Having completely faffed it, it led to the Portman Road outfit’s equaliser on the day and Nyland left himself wide open to further criticism as fans took to social media to vent their frustrations.
Whilst some reactions were more balanced and pointed out he looked like he was trying too hard to impress and just needed to settle down and keep things simple, others pointed to Sam Johnstone’s start to life at the club which wasn’t exactly stellar either.
Others felt it was proof Steve Bruce had made an error in sending Jed Steer to Charlton Athletic.
I think the truth is probably somewhere in the middle.
— Jamie (@Davz_Skills) August 18, 2018
Dreadful!! No need to come for that ball at all.
— michael clougher (@mickyclue) August 18, 2018
Nyland looks a nervous wreck, our best keeper is on loan at Charlton. Shambles #avfc
— Callum (@CGGAVFC) August 18, 2018
Not being funny but this is an international goal keeper, catching crosses should be his bread & butter
— Villa Patriot (@bigeddo63) August 18, 2018
Last week he actually went the wrong way around a player to try and catch the ball, it did not end well
— Liam Gregory (@Gregors0121) August 18, 2018
I can’t defend Nyland today, I hope someone gives him a slap. #AVFC
— ⓁⒾⒶⓂ (@23Liam_) August 18, 2018
Give Nyland a break. Sam Johnstone looked nervous in his first few games and improved massively #avfc
— IanSB (@IanSBa) August 18, 2018
Nyland. Clearly extremely nervous. Keen to prove himself, but trying far too hard and making mistakes as a result. Wanted to look impressive by coming that far and catching it, ended up going the other way.
I'm sure he's decent. He just needs to calm down and relax. #AVFC
— Ben (@ThatMetalNessie) August 18, 2018
You don't need time to settle when its goalkeeping 101 to not do what Nyland did. That was a Sunday League goalkeeping mistake and should receive critique for it. #avfc
— Cry Partisan (@CryPartisan) August 18, 2018
I get the impression a clean sheet for this man is going to be massive for his own confidence as he continues settling in.