Bristol City star Sam Baldock silences his critics
Bristol City striker Sam Baldock mustered the perfect response to silence critical Peterborough United fans in Saturday's big npower Championship relegation battle at Ashton Gate.
Since rejecting an opportunity to move from MK Dons to London Road two seasons ago, the free-scoring forward has become a target for Posh supporters, who made their feelings known whenever he touched the ball.
But Baldock, who joined West Ham instead before moving to Bristol City, answered his critics the only way he knows how, scoring twice in a resounding 4-2 victory to add to the two goals he bagged in a winning cause at Peterborough in September.
He recalled: "It was a complicated affair that was not played out too prettily. Peterborough wanted me and agreed a fee with the club and I then decided I would rather stay at MK Dons.
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"They then turned round in their press and said they did not want me, which was not very nice.
"They booed me at London Road and I scored a couple and I got some more boos today and scored another two. As far as I'm concerned, they can keep on booing me!"
Baldock has now contributed nine Championship goals in 13 starts, but feels he can do a lot better.
"It's not a bad ratio, but I'm my own biggest critic and I should have had another couple of goals today. I had some good chances I should have put away and I will go away and analyse what I need to do better in those situations."
Of the result, he said: "It's very pleasing, because we are well aware of the situation we are in. There was a special edge to this game and we produced the goods against one of the teams around us.
"It's been a while since the fans at Ashton Gate have had anything to cheer about and it was nice to get the three points for them."