Blackpool's Baptiste to enjoy Premiership experience

Blackpool's promotion to the top flight has realised defender Alex Baptiste long held dream.

Blackpool's promotion to the top flight has realised defender Alex Baptiste long held dream.

Their stirring 3-2 victory over Cardiff in the play-off final at Wembley will see the Seasiders in the top flight for the first time since 1971.

Former Mansfield defender Baptiste said: "I dreamt one day that I could maybe get there.

"It didn't look likely when I got relegated from League Two with Mansfield but I've just kept my head down and continued to work hard.

"I was a bit nervous when I first arrived to play in the Championship but the boys were different class and deserve everything that they get."

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