Aston Villa have quite the pool of goalkeepers on their books at present and, given their current situation, that’s a good thing.
Tom Heaton was injured for this weekend’s game with Wolves so back-up option Jed Steer stepped up in his place. After he landed awkwardly Steer had to come off just eight minutes into the game with what looked a fairly nasty injury.
Fortunately for Aston Villa, they have Norwegian international Orjan Nyland as their third-choice stopper and the Steve Bruce signing came into the game. They also have Croatian stopper Lovre Kalinic on their books, so Aston Villa are hardly scraping for goalkeepers.
However, they do also have another goalkeeper currently on trial at the club. The player in question is Scotland stopper Jordan Archer.
As reported by the Daily Mail, the one-cap international has been training with Dean Smith’s side after leaving Millwall at the end of his contract in the summer.
Now whilst Aston Villa do have plenty of options, could this current injury situation see Archer earn himself a deal.
The fact is, Smith is clearly not a big fan of Nyland, even less so Kalinic. Whilst Heaton’s injury is not believed to be serious, Steer’s looked to be semi-severe.
With Nyland and Kalinic not exactly trusted, Smith might just fancy bringing in Archer as extra cover for a position that has long been a headache area for Aston Villa.