Baldock has unfinished business

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Sam Baldock has left West Ham in the hope of gaining first-team football at Britsol City
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Sam Baldock has left West Ham in the hope of gaining first-team football at Britsol City

Former West Ham striker Sam Baldock is hoping to play more regularly after completing a move to Bristol City.

Baldock revealed he could not force his way back into Sam Allardyce's team last season following a small knock and now wants to establish himself at Ashton Gate.

He told Bristol City Player: "It was very frustrating for me last season. I had a good spell at the start but then got injured."

He added: "I was only out a couple of games but I wasn't given the chance to get back into the team.

"The lads at the time were on a good run so it was hard for the manager. But I'm a footballer and I like to play football.

"Hopefully coming here has increased my chances of playing regularly."

The 23-year-old also refuted claims he has taken a step back in his career by leaving Premier League new-boys West Ham.

"I've not stepped down to the Championship because I didn't actually play in the Premier League," he said.

"Last season was the right time for me to take the step up from League One.

"But I didn't play as many games as I would have liked and it is only right I continue my progression here."

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