Chelsea’s young goalkeeper Nathan Baxter says he wants to fully focus on new club Accrington Stanley after completing a season-long loan move.

It will be the 21-year-old goalkeeper’s sixth loan spell since he joined Chelsea.

He spent last season at Scottish Premiership side Ross County but will now join fellow Blues Tariq Uwakwe and Jon Russell at League One side Accrington Stanley for the remainder of the 2020/21 season.

Baxter admitted the loan deal had to be delayed because of certain issues but he was now fully focused on playing for Accrington, even to the point he will temporarily cast aside his Blues ties.

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He told Accrington’s official website: “It has taken a while to do because of the circumstances at Chelsea but I’ve got to thank the manager (John Coleman) for holding on for me and waiting. It’s a club that ticks all the boxes for me and I’m delighted to be here.

“I’m someone who gives their all for the shirt. I always say when I go on loan I’m now an Accrington player. I don’t see myself as a Chelsea player.

“I like to buy into the football club and I think all the supporters that have seen me over the years will agree with that.”

The move is still subject to FA, Premier League and EFL ratification but Accrington have confirmed Baxter will wear the number one shirt during his time at the club.

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