Aston Villa fans react to Tom Heaton update

Thomas Heaton of Burnley     during the Premier League match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor, Burnley on Sunday 12th May 2019.

The Aston Villa goalkeeper pulled out of international as precautionary measure, it seems.

Tom Heaton of Aston Villa looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Aston Villa at Selhurst Park on August 31, 2019 in London, United Kingdom.

Aston Villa have moved to allay fears over Tom Heaton's fitness.

The former Burnley goalkeeper, a £7 million signing by the Villans in August [The Sun], pulled out of international duty with England on Tuesday.

The 33-year-old has impressed for Aston Villa this season and despite winning their last game 5-1, Dean Smith, whose side have won twice all season, does not need any injury concerns on his plate.

Sky Sports did not specify the sort of problem that Heaton was struggling with, but the club's official Twitter account confirmed that it was also a precautionary measure and that he should be fit for the visit of Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday week.


Here's how Aston Villa fans reacted to the update:

It's unfortunate if you're Jed Steer, the goalkeeper who helped Smith's side win promotion to the Premier League.

He hasn't kicked a ball in the top flight since the Villans' return and he might have wondered whether Heaton's injury opened the door for him, but it looks like the veteran won't be losing his gloves for the time being.

Harry Wilson of Bournemouth watches his shot fly past Thomas Heaton of Aston Villa to score to make it 2-0 during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and AFC Bournemouth  at Villa...


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