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Report: Scotland preparing attempt to secure Aston Villa's Jed Steer

A general view during the Scotland training session at Hampden Park on June 7, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scotland are reportedly considering a move for Aston Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer.

Jed Steer of Aston Villa saves a penalty from Mason Holgate of West Bromwich Albion during the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Semi Final: Second Leg between West Bromwich Albion and Aston...

According to The Scottish Sun, Scotland want Aston Villa goalkeeper Jed Steer to switch his international allegiance after his play-off heroics.

Steer, 26, was a forgotten man at Villa, especially when Steve Bruce sent him on loan to Charlton Athletic, signing Orjan Nyland and Andre Moreira instead.

Steer was only recalled in January after Nyland's season-ending injury, and even then, he was stuck behind new January signing Lovre Kalinic – a Croatian international.

 

However, Steer has managed to force his way into the Villa side, and has made the position his own, with his finest outing yet coming on Tuesday night.

Steer saved two penalties in Tuesday's shootout against West Brom, booking Villa's place in the Championship play-off final in a dramatic night at The Hawthorns.

Now, Steer's career could take another shock turn, as it's thought Scotland now want Steer to switch his allegiance from England to Scotland, with contact about a switch believed to be coming soon.

Jack Grealish and Jed Steer of Aston Villa celebrate victory in the penalty shoot out after the Sky Bet Championship Play-off semi final second leg match between West Bromwich Albion and...

Scotland have a host of goalkeepers battling to be the long-term first-choice after the era of Craig Gordon and Allan McGregor, with Scott Bain and Liam Kelly among those contending.

Steer could now join the mix, as an England call-up looks unlikely, and he could make a career-changing move off the back of his play-off exploits for Villa.

A general view during the Scotland training session at Hampden Park on June 7, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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