Villa defender Baker: I'm now comfortable at Premier League level

Aston Villa defender Nathan Baker admits he now feels comfortable at Premier League level.

Aston Villa defender Nathan Baker admits he now feels comfortable at Premier League level.

The 21-year-old centre-half is growing into a very accomplished defender and has become a mainstay of Paul Lambert’s new-look back five, with Chris Herd and Ciaran Clark alongside him in a central three.

“I do feel comfortable in the Premier League now, yes,” Baker told the Birmingham Mail.

“I don’t think there is a set number of games you have to play before you say ‘right, I’m a Premier League player now’. It’s just a matter of taking them one by one.

“Obviously you want to keep playing and playing.

“I’ve been out on loan a few times, which was great for experience when you are young.

“But I’m a part of the first-team squad and playing at the moment so hopefully I can stay part of it and keep going.”

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