Ross County have confirmed the signing of Chelsea’s young goalkeeper Nathan Baxter on a loan deal that’ll last the duration of the 2019/20 campaign.

Baxter is heading to Dingwall after impressive spells with Woking FC and Yeovil Town. Now the goalkeeper is making the step up from Yeovil, who were relegated from League Two this season, to the top flight of Scottish football.

Baxter was recently at Yeovil Town. (Photo by Andrew Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

It’s a brilliant deal for the Staggies.

Baxter is one for the future

In total the 20-year-old stopper made 34 appearances in League Two last year. His adopted club Yeovil had a torrid year, finishing rock bottom of the EFL and slipping into the National League.

Despite the club finishing bottom, the young keeper still managed 10 clean sheets from his 34 league appearances. That is pretty good going, considering the considerable attacking pressure he would have been under.

He collected ten League Two clean sheets last term. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

Baxter seems like he really appreciates being a footballer. He always makes time for the fans of the club he is at.

He’s a confident keeper. The Blues youngster is a reliable shot stopper with quick reflexes. He’s also got decent handling and distribution to boot.

All-round goalkeepers are hard to find, but Baxter is exactly that. He doesn’t have a standout skill as such, he’s just very decent at everything that comes with being a goalkeeper. That is a massive positive for Staggies fans.

An all-rounder. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

With Ross Laidlaw at the club also, County have two decent keepers. Baxter in particular though is a promising one. Whether it’s at Chelsea or elsewhere, Baxter could be a name you hear more of in a few years time.

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