West Ham United striker Sam Baldock is hoping for another starting opportunity against Blackpool this weekend.

Signed for an undisclosed fee from MK Dons this summer, the 22-year-old had made two substitute appearances before getting the nod against Ipswich Town last time out at home.

However, defeat to the Tractor Boys has left a bitter taste in the mouth of the talented youngster, who is confident he can show the fans his ability with another chance at the Boelyn Ground.

"I would like to show the home fans what I can do. I am itching to get out there and play, and score goals for the club," he told West Ham United TV online.

"There is still a case of people getting to know the way I play and me getting to know the way the team plays and other people play. I think that is coming, it is getting better. We will be all right."

Baldock has fond memories of playing against the Tangerines, helping his old club cause an upset against the then Barclays Premier League side in the Caring Cup last season.


His first minute strike set the Dons on their way to a 4-3 victory, and Baldock is hoping for a repeat performance should he get the chance against Ian Holloway's side.

"I think that goal against Blackpool was inside the first minute. We went on to cause a bit of an upset and knocked them out of the Carling Cup," he continued.

"Hopefully a repeat performance will be on the cards and we will get a victory."

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