Aston Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer has described his return to the club as 'a bit hectic' after he was recalled from his loan spell at Charlton Atheltic.
Villa confirmed on their official Twitter account on Monday that Steer will make a premature return from his season-long loan at the League One side - manager Dean Smith confirmed a season-ending injury to regular keeper Orjan Nyland.
Despite training for a small amount of time upon his return to the Midlands, Smith opted to start Steer in between the sticks as Villa recorded a 2-2 draw at home to QPR on New Year's Day.
After the match, Steer explained how his return to Villa Park came about as he will be hoping to play his part in the club's push for promotion this season.
“It’s been a bit hectic [the last 48 hours], to be honest,” Steer told AVTV as posted on the club’s official Twitter account.
“I heard the unfortunate news for Nyland a couple of days ago and got the phone call to come back. I was at Norwich at the time, back home, so I drove back to London then back to up to Birmingham. Trained yesterday with boys."
During his time at the Valley, Steer played 19 League One matches for Lee Bowyer's side, conceding 23 goals and securing six clean sheets in the process.
Despite conceding two goals upon his return, Steer was unable to do much with QPR's goals as Villa dropped more points in their race to the Premier League.
Smith's side are five points behind the play-off places as they have kept only two clean sheets from their last seven league encounters, conceding ten goals.
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