Chelsea loanee Nathan Baxter was in action last night for Hull City – and some fans of the Championship club were amazed by his individual display for them.
Hull recorded a third consecutive league win on Wednesday night with a 1-0 triumph away to Cardiff City. Keane Lewis-Potter scored a 14th minute header to seal three points for the visitors.
Remarkably, three of Hull’s five league victories this season have come in November.
23-year-old goalkeeper Baxter, who’s on a season-long loan from Chelsea, has been a major catalyst in his team’s turnaround in form. Baxter’s promotion to the starting line-up has coincided with Hull picking up three successive wins without conceding a goal.
He’s featured in a match day squad for Chelsea’s first team in the past, but his yet to make a senior debut for the Premier League leaders and reigning champions of Europe.
A selection of Hull supporters on social media were left waxing lyrical about the midweek performance from Chelsea-owned talent Baxter.
Aged 23, he’s still really young for a goalkeeper.
However, this is now his seventh loan spell away from Stamford Bridge in his bid to gain serious first-team experience.
He’s been moving up the English football ladder with time in the National League, League Two and League One in recent years, even moving to Scotland for a spell with Ross County at one stage.
The London-born shot-stopper has been given his first taste of football in the second tier this month, though, and is stepping up to the mark comfortably.
Here are some Hull fans discussing Baxter: