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Joe Bateman

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Joe Bateman

Position

Defender

Basic Information

Nationality: English

DOB: 06/12/98

Height: 183cm

Weight: 79kg

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Biography

Affectionately known as ‘Bomber’ by his team-mates due to his no-nonsense style of defending, Joe Bateman is one of the most senior members of the Derby County Unduer-23s squad.

The defender came close to appearing the matchday squad for the first time during an injury crisis in the 2018/19 season and although he ultimately missed out, he joined Phillip Cocu’s squad in Florida for pre-season ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.

Bateman featured in friendlies against Sarasota Metropolis, Bristol City, Burton Albion and Girona, mostly at right-back, although he is capable of playing at centre-back and in midfield.

A former captain of the Under-18s, he played seven times for the Under-23s during the season after recovering from a should injury.