Blackpool's Baptiste to enjoy Premiership experience

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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