Baldock: Hammers showing versatility

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Sam Baldock believes West Ham's ability to win in different ways will stand them in good stead for the remainder of the season.

The Hammers currently occupy second place in the Npower Championship and remain only three points behind leaders Southampton.

Saturday saw Sam Allardyce's side face managerless Leicester City - a game in which the east London side were required to revert to direct tactics in order to secure three points.

This mindset certainly paid dividends at Upton Park, with Baldock the main benefactor as he netted a brace for the second home game in succession.

And, says the 22-year-old striker, this versatility bodes well for both the distant future and Tuesday night's encounter against Bristol City.

"I think it's good that we're showing we can win in different ways because we're going to need to," Baldock told the official West Ham website.

"We're not going to go through the season winning in only one way, so I think we've shown our versatility and how important that can be in recent weeks.

"No games are easy in this division and Bristol City will be buoyed by their win. They've got a new manager and will be trying to impress him.

"Their league position doesn't reflect the strength of their squad because they're a good side and I think they should be doing better than they are at the moment.

"We'll go into the game again fancying ourselves as we do in every game and hopefully we'll come away with the three points."

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