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Is Jose Baxter a hidden gem?

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Jose Baxter, the English midfielder now playing for Sheffield United, was once referred to as the one to watch for the future of English football.

In the 2008-09 season Baxter broke into the first team at Everton, the team he had been with since he was six, and became the youngest player to play for Everton's senior team. He then became the youngest player to stat for Everton when he was included in the starting line-up against West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League.

Just a year later and he was being picked for games in the Europa league. His talents obviously being recognised. But after the club decided that he should get some experience in the lower leagues Baxter decided to take future into his own hands and engineered a move to League One side Oldham Athletic.

After a season at Oldham he was recruited for Sheffield United by former manager David Weir - Baxter's former youth team coach - who knew first hand just what a talent the youngster was.

The reaction to the capture of the young English starlet was extremely positive by fans of the South Yorkshire club, with a lot of the Bramall Lane fan-base having heard of him before and knowing just what a great deal it would be for the club if he could find his best form.

Lately that has started to happen. Baxter has found his confidence and his shooting boots under new manager Nigel Clough and has the potential to set League One on fire.

The ability of the promising youngster to pick out pass from anywhere on the field and his awareness of the play around him, as well as his technical and shooting ability, would grace the Premier League never mind the third tier of English football, as he has proved in the past.

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