Aston Villa have announced on their official website that goalkeeper Jed Steer has extended his contract with the club.
The 26-year-old has apparently tied himself down to the club until 2023 after playing a vital part in the late season run of form that got them into the play-off spots and eventually ended up with that Wembley win over Derby.
Steer said: “It’s great to have extended my contract. I’ve been here since 2013 and staying here is something I’ve always wanted to do. To get promoted and then sign a new deal was the target and I’m thankful to have been able to do it.
“When I got told last August I could go out on loan I thought that was my Villa career probably over. To be sitting here now and about to embark on the Premier League with Aston Villa is something I couldn’t have imagined. I’m over the moon.”
Just as excited as Steer is to have extended his contract are the Villa fans who took to Twitter in response to the club’s official account posting the news.
They feel Steer deserves his new deal for his contribution to getting the club back into the big time and also for the dedication he has shown in turning his career around at Villa Park…
Got us to Wembley well deserved in my book
— Lew ??????? (@lewav74) June 20, 2019
Your efforts haven’t gone unnoticed Jed! Wouldn’t be in the Premier League without you! ? #avfc
— Total Villa (@Total_Villa) June 20, 2019
Deserves it after the way he composed himself after going into the first team during such an important part of the season and made some worldie and crucial saves to get us promoted along the way. The saves vs WBA and the pen at Sheff Wed come to mind. Well done Jed ??
— charlie (@AVFCCharlie) June 20, 2019
Good. Well deserved. @JedSteer
— Elliot ?????????????? (@_ElliotAV) June 20, 2019
Jed the hero, well deserved great news???UTV!!!?? pic.twitter.com/OhcIHZdXRe
— MrVilla (@MrAstonVillan) June 20, 2019
YES. YES. YES. YES. YES. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
— Villans Opinions (@VillansOpinions) June 20, 2019
So well deserved, not just for the playoffs but to come back in January and perform like that for the whole second half of the year after a few seasons of being on the periphery was absolutely fantastic. Cheers Jed #avfc
— JM (@JM1874B6) June 20, 2019
Literally turned his goalkeeping career around in about 15 matches, fair play Jed.. enjoy the cheddar! ?
— Fraz (@MrFrazzT) June 20, 2019
Well deserved, whether or not we sign another keeper, which seems the case nice to see someone happy to fight for the jersey. Hope this is the end of players happy to sit out 4 year contracts! Well done @JedSteer ?????? #UTV #AVFC #VTID
— AVFC82 (@AVFC821) June 20, 2019
Excellent news, Steer is brilliant: https://t.co/r7G5FzpCQE
— Guy Poxon (@GuyPoxon) June 20, 2019
And I'm delighted to read it.
— Supersized Sam (@SupersizedSam) June 20, 2019