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Jed Steer on penalty heroics: I was looking forward to the shoot-out

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Jed Steer on penalty heroics: I was looking forward to the shoot-out

Jed Steer said he had no nerves heading into the Play-Off semi-final shoot-out with West Brom, stressing: “I was looking forward to it".

Steer saved the first two spot-kicks, which paved the way for Tammy Abraham to bang home the winner in front of 2,000 jubilant claret and blue fans.

The goalkeeper was thrilled to have an impact – and delighted for the supporters.

He told Club TV: “When it went to penalties, I was looking forward to it. 

“I’ve never actually been in a penalty shoot-out before. I had a slight feeling that I might save one. But to save two was great. It was a good night.

“What went through my mind? Save them! It was as simple as that. 

“We’d practiced penalties leading up to it. Over the last week or so, I think I’ve faced about 150 penalties. What a feeling to save two in a shoot-out. 

“Also, let’s not forget, our boys have still got to stick it in the net. They held their nerve and finished it off. 

“It was great scenes at the end. It was absolutely brilliant. Our fans are unbelievable. 

“Everywhere we go, they follow us. We do it for them at the end of the day. 

“To have them singing at the end and have everyone bouncing up and down was a great sight. 

“We want to go one step further than last time at Wembley and make it a great day out for our supporters.”

Paul Brown
By @paulbrownavfc 15th May 2019