The former Mansfield man was appointed the role in February and, with the Tigers’ return to training last month, has enjoyed several sessions in his new position.
And the 28-year-old admits he is relishing the opportunity and explained how this has changed his way of thought during training.
“I am enjoying it; as I say, it is something different as I have to think about the other lads as well and not just myself, so it is quite good,” he said.
“I am thinking about the shape we play and how I can sort of effect other lads before and I can speak to them afterwards, meaning I am analysing as well as training almost.
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“It was something that I had thought about as I was appointed in the role, but the group of lads that we have here are tremendous.
“I feel like I have got a lot to offer, so I want to keep developing as I work with a management team that has had several promotions and I have picked up a lot from them.
“I still have a lot to learn and working with them closely, we want to succeed, and we are working hard to do it and I want to play whatever part I can to help them succeed here.”
Having played three friendlies so far, Baxendale described how his mindset during a game has also altered to help other players.
“I have been analysing positions and analysing the games, and I have had a few lads come up to me and say, ‘what did you think to this’, ‘how can I improve’ and ‘what feedback would you give me’ after a game.
“These questions were asked player-to-player from time to time, but now I am in a coaching role, lads will come to me for a little bit extra and I have been doing attacking work with small groups and stuff like that and it is something I am thinking about.
“As I am playing, I am thinking about the other lad’s games and thinking that if I can get myself into this position then I can get the best out of this player and I think it is working really well and hopefully it continues.”