After a hellish time with injury, Nathan Baxter says he can’t wait to finally start performing consistently for Ross County.

Following his switch from Stamford Bridge in the summer, the goalkeeper has been ravaged by injury. It has led to him spending months on the sidelines.

Back in the fold. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

He’s back now though and the young stopper is thrilled about that.

Speaking to the Daily Record prior to his Staggies debut against St Mirren (page 55, 23/11/19), Baxter said: “It’s not a nice feel­ing sign­ing for a club then get­ting in­jured pretty much straight away.


“I have been com­ing up to see how the team has been play­ing, as well as watch­ing the op­po­si­tion. Now I’m rar­ing to go.”

Debut doesn’t end well for Baxter

It was in at the deep end for Chelsea’s young stopper against the Buddies. Having made a return to action for the County Reserves against Morton, the weekend presented him his first Premiership start.

Baxter has been handed a Ross County debut.

Baxter has been handed a Ross County debut. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Baxter would have hoped for better. A late Sam Foley goal was a sickening blow for the Highland side as they were beaten 2-1 in Paisley. It leaves them just three points from safety in seventh.

On a personal note though it’ll have been a confidence boosting weekend for Baxter. Steve Ferguson and Stuart Kettlewell’s decision to throw him in so quickly shows he has a chance to stake a claim for the County number one shirt.

He’ll be hoping for another start next weekend when Celtic travel to Dingwall.

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