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Baker enjoying squad competition

Nathan Baker says he is relishing the competition for places in City’s defence.

Head coach Lee Johnson has an array of riches at his disposal in central defence, with five players able to operate there – including two current internationals.

Baker has already lined up alongside Jens Hegeler, Bailey Wright and Aden Flint since his return to the club, while Hordur Magnusson partnered Flint in the Carabao Cup win at Watford.

“Competition is great for the squad,” he told BCTV. “If you don’t have that competition then sometimes you can relax and perhaps not perform.

“The competition is great and it also means that if someone is injured then there’s someone with quality able to step in.  

“It’s been good so far and they’re all quite similar; obviously I’ve played alongside Flinty in the past. Whether it’s two at the back or three at the back, I don’t mind. With the squad we’ve got, we can play pretty much any formation.”

WHAT HE SAID

"The competition is great and it also means that if someone is injured then there’s someone with quality able to step in."

Nathan Baker

He added: “I’ve settled in well. Having been here before, that was never going to be an issue really.

“We’ve done well so far and probably could have had a few more points on the board; the Millwall, Birmingham and Villa games spring to mind.

“There’s confidence in the camp and even more so after Saturday’s win at Reading and we have to take that to Wolves now.”

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