Baxter returns to Queensgate as Town’s new goalkeeper coach

Nick Baxter with the Town squad in 2007.
Nick Baxter with the Town squad in 2007.

Former Bridlington Town goalkeeper Nick Baxter has returned to the club as goalkeeping coach.

Baxter will also act as cover for the club’s two other keepers, James Hitchcock and Andy Sandall,

A former Manchester United and Hull City junior, Baxter initially signed for his home town club in season 2003/4 and made his debut in a Unibond League game at Bishop Auckland.

In the week when Premier League clubs were fighting to bring in new players ahead of the transfer deadline, Seasiders boss Gary Allanson brought in two additions to his squad, but says there are no plans for any more new faces.

Joining Baxter at the club is Tom Waudby, a teenager who has just been released by Hull City, and has been training with Bridlington for the past few weeks.

“We have brought in Nick Baxter as a goalkeeping coach who has also signed on as a player as cover for us.

“His attitude and enthusiasm has been fantastic and really rubbed off on the two young goalkeepers we already have and James and Andy will really benefit from him.

“We have also signed Tom Waudby, who is the younger brother of Will, and is a very talented lad and is one for the future if we can keep hold of him.

“There are no more signings in the pipeline as we feel we don’t need to strengthen the squad at this time and we have enough quality that we can work with.”