Nathan Baker

Nathan Baker
Date of Birth:
6' 2" (189cm)
13st 0lbs (82.4kg)
Previous Clubs:
Bristol City (loan), Millwall (loan), Lincoln City (loan), Lincoln City (loan),

***Nathan Baker is at Bristol City on a season-long loan.***

Nathan Baker had an injury-hit 2014/15 season.

Baker, an industrious and determined defender, started the term on the bench as Paul Lambert opted for Ron Vlaar and Philippe Senderos at the back.

But the Worcester-born stopper came in for the 1-0 victory at Liverpool and performed heroics with a strong display of resoluteness along Swiss Senderos.

Baker missed the following defeat to Arsenal with a sickness bug but came back in for losses to Chelsea and Man City.

Baker picked up a hamstring injury in the first half of the away defeat to Everton and missed the QPR loss too. He limped off in the draw at West Ham with a knee injury and then missed 10 games in a row before returning in the New Year.

Baker was an unused sub in the 1-0 away defeat to Leicester, the 2-1 FA Cup win over Bournemouth and the 5-0 away loss to Arsenal - although he did play in the 2-0 home loss to Liverpool in between times.

He then had another prolonged absence - nine matches - before coming on in the 3-1 defeat to Man Utd at Old Trafford.

Baker was an unused sub in the 3-3 home draw with QPR before entering the action - and impressing - in the 1-0 away win at Tottenham.

He replaced Ciaran Clark, who ruptured his knee in the vital White Hart Lane victory.

Baker was in the wars again at Wembley Stadium, coming off early with a knee problem in the 2-1 FA Cup semi-final victory over Liverpool.

Baker started the 1-0 defeat to Burnley in the final Barclays Premier League game of the season - after missing four matches - before sitting out the Arsenal FA Cup final loss as an unused sub.

The self-confessed quiet man will hope to put his fitness problems behind him and establish himself as a top stopper.

The 24-year-old, who could also have had a career in rugby, is a product of our academy system.

He joined the club as a 13-year-old and made his first team debut in January 2011.


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