Hammers new boy raring to go

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The international break has come at the wrong time for Sam Baldock, with the West Ham striker desperate to make his debut for the east London club.

Baldock signed for the Hammers for MK Dons last week having impressed Sam Allardyce with his goalscoring exploits in Npower League One during the early season.

But the 22-year-old will have to hold fire until September 10 before he can make his Upton Park bow - a fixture Baldock is just can't wait for.

"It is going to be a couple of weeks before I can play but I am really excited," he said. "I have played six games already this season and started quite well. I just want to get going as out on the pitch is where I enjoy being."

"I don't know any of the players personally so I get to bed in and introduce myself to them. They will try and figure out how I like to play and hopefully we will hit it off."


Baldock will be competing for a starting berth with the likes of Carlton Cole, Freddie Piquionne and John Carew, and the young forward is hoping he can provide Big Sam with something the West Ham boss does not already have at his disposal.

"I think I can offer something different to what is already in the squad," added Baldock.

"I am quite direct, I like to score goals. I really enjoy scoring goals. I work quite hard and I will put a shift in. I like to win as well."

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