Goalkeeper Nathan Baxter joined Hull City in June 2021 on a season-long loan from Chelsea. He made his Tigers debut in a League Cup tie against Wigan Athletic, immediately testing his skills and nerve in a penalty shoot-out. As manager Grant McCann sought ways to break a winless run in November 2021, Baxter was bought into the City first team and performed superbly, keeping three consecutive clean sheets and contributing greatly to an undefeated runs of games. For the remainder of the season he swapped the first team goalie shirt with Matt Ingram, continuing to demonstrate his prowess as an agile shot stopper and alerting the Tigers to the possibility of making his loan a permanent transfer.
In July 2022 this prospect was amended when he signed for a second season long loan, with a deal to buy the player at the end of the 2022/23 season baked in. He came into the first team in late September 2022 after Matt Ingram made two howlers that cost goals in successive games but after initially performing well, Baxter suffered an injury shortly after Liam Rosenior took over as City manager and he fell out of favour – although remaining on the club’s books for the rest of the season he recuperated with his parent club and his place in the first team went to another loan goalie Karl Darlow.
Nathan Joseph Baxter was born in Westminster, Central London and joined the Chelsea academy system from a young age. In 2016 he began a series of loan spells that gave him experience of the non-league scene, League Two with Yeovil Town (where he made 38 senior appearances), the Scottish Premiership with Ross County (14 appearances) and League One with Accrington Stanley (19 appearances).
At the end of the 2022/23 season Nathan was released by Chelsea, in June 2023 he signed for League 1 contenders Bolton Wanderers and began the 2023/24 as the Trotters’ first choice goalkeeper.
Date/Place of Birth: 8 November 1998, Westminster
Hull City First Game: 10 August 2021, Wigan Athletic H (League Cup First Round), 22 years, 275 days old
Hull City Final Game: 12 November 2022, Reading H (Championship), 24 years, 4 days old
Chelsea (2016-2023), Metropolitan Police (2016-2017, loan), Solihull Moors (2017, loan), Woking (2017-2018, loan), Yeovil Town (2018-2019, loan), Ross County (2019-2020, loan), Accrington Stanley (2020-2021, loan), Hull City (2021-2022, loan), Hull City (2022-2023, loan), Bolton Wanderers (2023-current)
Hull City Record
Career: 30 apps, 0 goalsNathan Baxter
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