Yeovil Town secure loan signing of highly-rated youngster...

YEOVIL Town have added to their goalkeeping ranks with the signing of Nathan Baxter from Chelsea on a season-long loan.

The 19-year-old arrives for his first taste of EFL football, after picking up a host of end of season awards whilst on loan at Woking in the Vanarama National League in 2017/18.

At Stamford Bridge since the age of seven, Baxter has enjoyed unbridled success through the age groups claiming both the FA Youth Cup and UEFA Youth League in his debut season as a scholar.

Having established himself as a talented shot-stopper in the Blues’ academy, he spent successful loan spells at Metropolitan Police and Solihull Moors before making 46 appearances for ‘The Cards’ last term.

A popular figure at the Kingfield Stadium, Baxter picked up an impressive haul of four separate Player of the Year awards at the season’s end and will now compete for the number one spot with Stuart Nelson at Huish Park.

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