West Bromwich Albion fans react on Twitter to ex-Aston Villa man Sam Johnstone's debut

Villa goalkeeper Sam Johnstone celebrates their goal during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final First Leg match between Middlesbrough and Aston Villa at Riverside Stadium on May...

West Bromwich Albion beat Aston Villa to the signing of Sam Johnstone this summer, but the goalkeeper did little to impress on debut.

Goal keeper Sam Johnstone #50 of Manchester United FC warms up before a game against FC Barcelona during the International Champions Cup on July 25, 2015 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara,...

West Bromwich Albion may have beaten Aston Villa to the signing of Sam Johnstone, but the new signing didn’t enjoy the best of debuts at the Hawthorns.

Johnstone immediately became a favourite at West Brom after he moved to them instead of Villa this summer.


However, the stopper’s debut did not go according to plan, as Albion were shocked by Bolton Wanderers.

Johnstone looked shaky in his first appearance for the Baggies, as West Brom lost 2-1.

And the initial reaction the former Villa goalkeeper’s has not been positive from the West Brom crowd.

Johnstone actually made a slow start at Villa, before he became an integral part of their first team.

The England youth international grew into his role at Villa Park, and is proven quality in the Championship.

West Brom will be hoping to bounce back from opening day defeat, as Darren Moore’s side are one of the favourites to be promoted this season.

Villa keeper Sam Johnstone in action  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park on February 20, 2017 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

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