Jed Steer is set for another year at Aston Villa after his successful time between the sticks, after reportedly signing a new one-year contract in January as he returned from a loan at Charlton Athletic.
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Goalkeeper Jed Steer agreed a one-year extension in January upon returning to Aston Villa from his loan at Charlton Athletic, reports from the Express and Star confirm.
26-year-old Steer has been at Aston Villa since the age of twenty, but is only recently enjoying his longest spell in the side after injuries to Orjan Nyland and Lovre Kalinic saw the former Norwich City ‘keeper take the spot between the sticks.
The 6ft 2in stopper has appeared in nine games for the club this season, keeping three clean sheets – all of which have come in he clubs recent upturn in form, alongside the return of Jack Grealish.
In his time in goal, Steer has made an average of a save per game – showing how little he has had to do with the current crop of defenders in front of him – however boasts a 100% claim success in regards to punching or claiming crosses.
Jed Steer has struggled for both game time and an injury-free record during his time at Aston Villa, and has remained fit for a full season for the first time in a while.
With Orjan Nyland edging closer to a return, but still unavailable for the rest of the season, and Kalinic seemingly rooted to the bench, it’s likely that Steer will remain in the net for the final games of the season.
However, both of the other goalkeepers, Nyland and Lovre Kalinic, are on long-term contracts with the club and are full internationals. It may be savvy business by the club to get some kind of monetary return for Jed during the summer, as there is bound to be interest if he continues to impress.