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Chelsea goalkeeper Nathan Baxter: Multiple loans good for me

Chelsea goalkeeper Nathan Baxter insists his loans have been good for him.

Baxter's recent loan to Championship side Hull City was his seventh temporary move in five years yet the young goalkeeper believes gaining experience in senior football has been key to his rise.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Post following his switch to the Tigers, Baxter reflected on his start in non-league at the age of 17 and how he has consistently performed well to continue progressing through the pyramid.

"I was Yeovil's youngest ever captain in the league at 19 and I don't think I would have been able to do that if I hadn't played senior football at the age I have," he said.

"There are not many goalkeepers who have played at the level I have at that age and those who have done that have tended to have big careers.

"That doesn't give me any right that I am going to go on and do that so each time I step up to a new level, I have to prove I am good enough to."

The 22-year-old also cited his strong mentality as one of his most important attributes, a strength developed through his many loan spells.

"Most people who have worked with me in the game will see that my mentality is one of my biggest assets as a goalkeeper," he added. "That has come from playing senior football at such a young age."


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