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Neil Taylor says Aston Villa keeping this player is massive

Neil Taylor has said that it would be massive if Aston Villa do manage to keep goalkeeper Sam Johnstone at the club beyond this season.

Since arriving at the Claret and Blue initially 18 months ago, Johnstone has been impressive and has managed to establish himself as one of the best Championship shot-stoppers this season.

Villa manager Bruce recently revealed that he wants to keep the keeper who is on loan at the club from Manchester United for the long-term and added that he would want him to remain first-choice keeper for the next five years.

When asked about how important it is for Villa to keep the 24-year-old keeper, Taylor said: “For Villa it would be a massive thing. For us as players we’re enjoying having him with us from Manchester United.

“There’s a reason he’s been kept by that football club for many years – he’s a keeper with great potential and it’s now not only potential, he’s now producing it.

“He’s a classic case of a young lad having had faith shown in him and showing what he can do. Long may that continue with us and I’m sure he will be hoping for a successful season here. If we can keep him beyond that then that obviously makes sense.”