Woking’s Nathan Baxter calls on Chelsea education in FA Cup second round

02 December 2017 07:00
On-loan goalkeeper, on Chelsea’s books since the age of six, has his sights set on yet another Cup shock against PeterboroughIt is only the beginning of December but already Woking are chasing their second FA Cup shock of the season. Last month the National League side knocked out Bury with a thumping 3-0 win at Gigg Lane. On Sunday they host Peterborough, another League One team. Their goalkeeper Nathan Baxter is not unexcited by the prospect. “It’s an unbelievable opportunity,” the 19-year-old says. “For the players it is an opportunity to test ourselves against league players, good league players, to perhaps get through and draw one of the big boys. For the fans it’s important and financially for the board too. It’s a great competition, it was a great night at Bury, so we’ll be looking for more of the same.”Baxter is answering questions from a battered leather sofa in the clubhouse at Woking’s training ground. The premises are shared with local Surrey side Bisley and the site is an odd mixture of old- and new-school football. On the outside it is a muddy pitch and two black wooden shacks. On the inside there are ranks of top-of-the-range exercise bikes and a chef serving a nutritionally balanced meal of burritos. Ninth in the National League at the start of the weekend, Woking are a club on the up. The manager, Anthony Limbrick, has assembled a squad of young, hungry players desperate to make the grade in the Football League and Baxter very much fits in this bracket. Related: FA Cup: Woking and Guiseley hold League opponents to earn place in draw Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian


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