After the news that Tom Heaton will miss the rest of the season through injury, it appears some of the Aston Villa faithful have had their concerns eased after seeing the most recent performance by Orjan Nyland.
Whilst the Villans were dumped out of the FA Cup with a 2-1 defeat to Championship outfit Fulham, it would seem the Norwegian shot-stopper came in for some praise on social media.
Many of the club’s faithful noted that the ‘keeper was not to blame for the goals that had been conceded on Saturday afternoon and that the scoreline could have been even worse for them if he had not pulled off some great saves – having made a total of three in the game (via WhoScored).
One fan even suggested that Nyland could surprise a lot of the fans at Villa Park with his performances this season, should he be the man Dean Smith turns to following Heaton’s horrible and untimely setback.
Here are just some of their reactions…
What did nyland do wrong?
— Lewis Price(follow limit) (@LewispAVFC) January 5, 2020
Going with a No. a back up maybe but need to give Nyland his chance now. He looks good so far.
— Papillon (@LePresto77) January 4, 2020
Did we forget nyland did a great job today without most first line defenders , pulled off some Great Saves.
— Darren Kirwan (@DarrenKirwan6) January 4, 2020
Don’t really understand the negativity.
The performance was OK, Fulham scored 2 worldies, not much you can do about that. Nyland had no chance with those and made couple of other very good saves. #avfc
— Foxy (@FoxyN77) January 4, 2020
Nyland actually got very close to the second goal! I think he is going to surprise a new people second half of this season! #avfc
— [ Jake ] (@villamma) January 4, 2020
Well that definitely proved that #avfc need serious reinforcements in key areas. Average at best, beaten by two worldies, although horrific defending by Taylor for first. Nyland looks much improved though.
— Rory Gilsenan (@rorygils6) January 4, 2020
Can do without two cup competitions this season anyways .. Good 90 mins for Nyland, Kodija and Chester. 2 debutants as well and no injuries! Lansbury and Taylor bang average today. #avfc #FULAVL #FACup
— Sladico (@Sladico1) January 4, 2020
I’d say that apart from Chester & Nyland (who apart from picking the ball out of the net hasn’t been tested) none of these players really want to play much again. #avfc
— Alex Berwick (@Alex_Berwick) January 4, 2020
Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!
Aston Villa fans, what did you make of Nyland’s performance? Let us know your thoughts below!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience