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Chelsea keeper Baxter excited to play for Accrington Stanley boss Coleman

Chelsea goalkeeper Nathan Baxter is excited by his loan move to Accrington Stanley.

Baxter has signed a season-long deal.

He told accringtonstanley.co.uk: "It's taken a while to do because of the circumstances at Chelsea but I've got to thank the manager for holding on for me and waiting, it's a club that ticks all the boxes for me and I'm delighted to be here."

Stanley have won two and lost two so far in Sky Bet League One this season, and Baxter explained that he has been watching the games live on iFollow Stanley.

"I've watched all the games on the stream when we haven't had a game at Chelsea, it's a team that plays football which is a massive tick in the box for me.

"An experienced manager and a well-renowned goalkeeper coach, they're all the things I look for when I want to take a loan."

When asked what the supporters can expect of him, Baxter was keen to stress that he is fully focused on the club and that he will always give his all for the shirt.

"I'm someone that gives their all for the shirt, I always say when I go on loan that I'm now an Accrington player, I don't see myself as a Chelsea player.

"I like to buy into the football club and I think all the supporters that have seen me over the years will agree with that.

"I've been supporter's player of the year at a couple of teams and I think that's because they know that I'm giving my all for the shirt and I'm wearing my heart on my sleeves.

"I'll do everything I can day in, day out to make sure we have a successful season."

Westminster-born Baxter also went on to say that the chance of playing under manager John Coleman was a big factor in him wanting to join the Reds.

"One of the managers I've previously played under and one of the first team staff at Chelsea know him really well and everyone speaks really highly of him.

"I think it'll be really good for my development to play for someone that's been around the block and I can learn from, which is why I've come here."


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