Jed Steer played an instrumental part in Aston Villa’s 2-1 win in the Carabao Cup and is hoping his impressive performance will lead to more chances with the Villains.

The young goalkeeper made a number of key saves during Villa’s 2-1 win at Colchester United last night, but most importantly Steer saved a penalty moments before Scott Hogan gave the visitors the lead.

With Manchester United loanee Sam Johnstone being given the run of the mill in the League, Steer is hoping for an extended run in cup competitions.

“My job is to keep it out the net. I conceded one and I’m disappointed with that,” Steer told Sky Sports.

“It’s always nice to save a pen but the lads were brilliant in front of me. When things did come off me they were quick to clear it so full credit to them.

“It’s always a relief to hear that final whistle.

“I just want to play well when I get the opportunity. I’m pleased to get man of the match tonight. Hopefully I get the next cup game and we’ll see what happens.”

Steer featured in goal during Steve Bruce’s side’s pre-season Cup of Traditions win in Germany as the Villains completed the tournament without conceding.

Johnstone’s absence in a friendly against Watford a few weeks ago gave Steer another opportunity and he duly obliged by keeping another clean sheet to provide Steve Bruce plenty of competition for the position between the sticks for the remainder of the Sky Bet Championship campaign.


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