Aston Villa’s 1-1 draw at Bristol City last night means it’s just one clean sheet in ten games for Steve Bruce’s side in the league.
That clearly highlights the major problem that the side have, with Villa struggling to adapt to life without John Terry and Sam Johnstone who were crucial players in the back five last season.
Keeper Johnstone’s replacement, Ørjan Nyland, has struggled to adapt to English football since moving from German outfit FC Ingolstadt and the Norwegian international didn’t convince last night either.
Whilst Josh Brownhill’s goal for the Robins did take a slight deflection, it didn’t seem an unstoppable effort and Nyland struggled to command his area and with decision making at Ashton Gate too.
Obviously, he is not the sole reason for Villa’s defensive woes but the 28-year-old is worrying supporters with his displays.
Bruce has on-loan stopper Andre Moreira as back-up if he feels the need to change things.
That’s what some fans would do, going by their comments on twitter.
Here’s how they reacted to Nyland’s showing last night…
Nyland and his family must live in a six yard box.. because he doesn’t leave it! #AVFC
— The 12th Man???????? (@joe_ridley) September 28, 2018
I'm not sure whether it's lack of talent or confidence that's wrong with Nyland. I saw his wonder save against Reading but now he can't even gather a simple cross ????⚽???? #AVFC
— Craig Lewis (@cra1g72) September 28, 2018
Its like Nyland has won a competition or something. #avfc
— Jamese9930 (@jamese9930) September 28, 2018
Nyland needs dropping #avfc
— john copeland (@jayfc) September 28, 2018
Nyland has had plenty of time to settle in now. No excuse for so many mistakes. #avfc
— Graham G (@jambonvilla) September 28, 2018
Is oyvin nyland the reason Ian atkins was sacked? Worst goalie I've ever seen in an #avfc shirt.
— James Piggford (@JamesPiggford) September 28, 2018
I wanted to give Nyland a chance but he needs to be dropped. Standing behind the goal I could see that shot coming. He didn’t even move. #avfc
— Dan (@FozzyVilla) September 28, 2018