Ash Baker

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Ash Baker
Personal information
Full name Ashley Thomas Baker [1]
Date of birth (1996-10-30) 30 October 1996 (age 23)[2]
Place of birth Bridgend, Wales
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[2]
Playing position Right Back
Club information
Current team
Newport County
Number 12
Youth career
–2017 Cardiff City
2017–2018 Sheffield Wednesday
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2018–2020 Sheffield Wednesday 12 (0)
2020– Newport County 4 (0)
National team
Wales U19 1 (0)
2018– Wales U21 3 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:27, 3 February 2020 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 18:08, 12 October 2018 (UTC)

Ashley Thomas Baker (born 30 October 1996) is a Welsh professional footballer who plays as a defender for League Two club Newport County. He is a Wales Under-21 international.

Club career[edit]

Sheffield Wednesday[edit]

Born in Bridgend, Baker began his career as a youth player with Cardiff City at under-14 level.[3] He was released by the club in January 2017,[4] signing his first professional contract for Sheffield Wednesday in the same month.[5]

In May 2018 he made his first team debut for the club, starting at right-back as Wednesday beat Norwich City in the final Football League Championship match of the season. [6]

Newport County[edit]

On 13 January 2020, Baker signed for League Two club Newport County on a one-and-a-half year deal for an undisclosed fee.[7] He made his debut for Newport on 18 January 2020, starting in a 2–0 league win against Swindon Town.[8]

International career[edit]

Having earned one cap for Wales at under-19 level,[9] Baker made his debut for the under-21 side on 7 September 2018 in a 2–1 victory over Liechtenstein.[10]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 1 February 2020
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Sheffield Wednesday
2017–18 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2018–19 11 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 12 0
2019–20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 12 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 13 0
Newport County 2019–20 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Total 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Career total 16 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 18 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "EFL Released and Retained List 2017–18" (PDF). English Football League. p. 37. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Ash Baker". 11v11.com. AFS Enterprises. Retrieved 16 July 2018.
  3. ^ Terry Phillips (20 May 2015). "Cardiff City's 20 best players under 20: The hottest young talent the Bluebirds fans should keep an eye out for". WalesOnline. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Defender joins Owls Under-23 squad". Sheffield Wednesday F.C. 22 January 2017. Retrieved 7 August 2018.
  5. ^ "Defender joins Owls Under-23 squad". www.swfc.co.uk. 6 May 2018.
  6. ^ "Report: Sheffield Wednesday 5–1 Norwich City". www.bbc.co.uk. 6 May 2018.
  7. ^ "County Sign Welsh Defender Ashley Baker on Permanent Transfer from Sheffield Wednesday". Newport County Official Site. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  8. ^ "Newport County 2–0 Swindon Town". BBC Sport. 18 January 2020. Retrieved 18 January 2020.
  9. ^ Howson, Dom (5 September 2018). "Ash Baker on his Wales Under-21 call-up and the Owls' start to the season". The Star. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  10. ^ Howson, Dom (7 September 2018). "Ash Baker wins his first Wales Under-21 cap in Euro qualifier". The Star. Retrieved 11 September 2018.

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