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'We're learning off each other' - Baker

A mix of experience and ages in City's defence means healthy competition for places, says Nathan Baker.

He's played alongside young and developing stars such as Taylor Moore and Pedro Pereira, while the arrivals of the experienced Tommy Rowe and Ashley Williams have helped to bring balance.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's match against Nottingham Forest, Baker said: "It’s nice to have the competition with strength in defenders we have. It’s really to have that healthy competition with Ashley coming in, Tomas Kalas returning from injury and Taylor. It keeps you on your toes and keeps us pushing for that place [in the team]."

 

Nathan Baker: 2019/20 stats

  • Appearances: 14 (all competitions)
  • Minutes played: 1,038 in the league
  • Clean sheets: 3
  • Goals: 1
  • Passes per game average: 36
  • Pass success average: 73%
  • Interceptions per game average: 2
  • Clearances per game average: 5
Baker celebrates the win at Cardiff last time out

Baker added: "We always help each other as much as possible. You have Taylor who has come through, he’s young, and Ashley has had an amazing career with bags of experience that he can pass on as well.

"We go into each day at training learning off each other and that shows our togetherness and hopefully it proves in our games."

Baker could make his 100th City league appearance this weekend and you can join the 22,000-strong crowd with tickets still available to see the Robins in action against Sabri Lamouchi’s Forest.

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Watch: Baker previews Forest visit to BS3