Alexander Aaron John Baptiste
b.Ollerton, Sutton in Ashfield 31 January 1986
Debut 8 August 2014 (28y 189d) Final Game 8 April 2015 (29y 67d)
First Goal 25 October 2014 Final Goal 24 February 2015
CAREER: All Saints RC School (Mansfield);Mansfield Town Aug’02 [173+4-5];Tamworth Dec’03-Jan’04 (loan);Burton Albion Feb’04-Mar’04 (loan);Blackpool Jul’08 [168+2-8];Bolton Wanderers Jun’13 (free)[37+2-4];Blackburn Rovers Jul’14-May’15 (loan);Middlesbrough Jul’15;Sheffield United Mar’16 (loan)[10+1-1];Preston North End Aug’16 (loan) [23+1-3];QPR Aug’17 (free)[29+1];Luton Town Jan'19 -Jun'19(loan)[0+2].
SQUAD NUMBER 15 Jul’14.
FL 29 + 3 apps 3 gls - 3wdn 5 ns
FAC 2 apps - 1wdn
FLC 1 ns
Total 31 + 3apps 3 gls - 4 wdn + 97m - 86m 6 ns
Baptiste signed for his local club but was sent out on loan after only seven first team games. He returned a more mature player, capable of playing anywhere in defence. He established himself in the first team on his return but joined Blackpool when Mansfield lost their league status. Incredibly he found himself in the Premiership when Blackpool won promotion and he was able to secure a lucrative contract with Bolton after he completed five years with the Seasiders. After an indifferent season at the Reebok he was allowed to join the Rovers on a season long loan. Starting the season at right back he improved considerably when moved to the centre. The club would have liked to keep him but because of the embargo they were under from the PFP rules they were unable to make a deal with Bolton. He subsequently signed for Middlesbrough but broke his leg in the pre-season and ended never playing a representative game.