Baker banned over ticket sale
Baker, an England Under-19 player, has had his allocation of
tickets for the February 28 clash with Manchester United taken away
from him by the club. The central defender is reported to have been
trying to sell his five tickets at £200 apiece. A club
spokesman said: “The club is saddened that Nathan has been so
foolish. “All of the players were made aware that tickets for the
Carling Cup final are available for their own use only and,
following this incident, the message has been repeated to them.
“Nathan’s actions were naive and he is extremely embarrassed and
regretful at having let himself down at the club and the Aston
Villa fans. “It shouldn’t be forgotten, however, that Nathan is
just 18 years old and he has a lot to learn.” Baker is regarded as
one of Villa’s most exciting young talents for the future although
he has yet to make a senior appearance for Martin O’Neill’s side
and is currently on loan at League Two side Lincoln.