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Baptiste Bounces Back

Shandon set for Checkatrade return

8 October 2018

Midfielder Shandon Baptiste has come a long way in the last 12 months. A year ago he made his debut in the Checkatrade Trophy away at Stevenage- 12 months later and he was captaining the side against Manchester City…

“When you put it like that a lot has happened in a year, but it has been great and I think I am still learning all the time really” he told iFollow earlier today.

Shandon is expected to return as the U’s welcome Northampton Town in the Checkatrade Trophy this Tuesday, having learned a harsh lesson for his red card against Luton Town a week ago

“It was really stupid from me and I know that in those situations you’ve got to be more sensible” he admits. “All I can say is that I will learn from that red card, and that’s all you can really do; learn from it and make sure it doesn’t happen again. I’m not going to change the way I play but if I was in that situation again I do know that I would do things a little bit differently, and that’s all you can do I guess.”

Shandon knows he has a fight on his hands just to get back into the side after his one game suspension.

“That’s what I was angry about” he said. “I didn’t lose my place because of my ability, I lost it through my own stupidity so it affects so many other things, not just not playing.

“Now I have to work my way back into the team again, and hopefully I can do that because there are some big games coming up, including Plymouth on Saturday. Everyone knows how important that is in the league but I think if we can get a win on Tuesday then it builds confidence and we can take that in to the weekend and it helps us get a win in the league.”

See the whole interview in iFollow

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