Media outlets are reporting that the Scottish FA are considering asking Jed Steer to switch allegiances and become Scotland’s new number one.
A number of news outlets are reporting that Aston Villa could soon have a third international goalkeeper amongst their ranks, with the Scottish FA set to ask current number one Jed Steer to change his allegiance to Scotland.
With former number one Allan McGregor retiring and Celtic’s Scott Bain not impressing in the previous round of international matches, it seems that the Scottish National team are looking for new blood between the sticks.
Kilmarnock’s Steve Clarke looks set to take over the reigns from Alex McLeish once the Scottish Premier League season concludes, and the former Villa assistant will have had experience with Jed during his time under Roberto Di Matteo.
Jed Steer has impressed his manager, team-mates and fans this season, culminating in a double penalty save against West Bromwich Albion to send Aston Villa to Wembley for the second time in as many seasons.
The 26-year-old ‘keeper has been capped by England at youth level but looks far from making a senior international appearance for England due to the likes of Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope and Angus Gunn all ahead of Steer and others – especially due to their Premier League experience.
It’s unknown whether Steer will switch allegiances, but we could have three international level goalkeepers to choose from next season, with Norway’s Orjan Nyland and Croatia’s Lovre Kalinic also on the books.