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BALDOCK EAGER TO IMPROVE AFTER SIGNING NEW DEAL

21 June 2017

Paul Hazlewood
Sam Baldock is looking forward to Albion's debut season in the Premier League.

Brighton & Hove Albion striker Sam Baldock says he can’t wait to test himself in the Premier League after signing a new three-year contract with the club yesterday.
 
The 28-year-old is determined to continue improving as a player following his most-productive season for the Seagulls that culminated in promotion to the top flight.
 
He said, “A three-year deal means you feel wanted and that the club want you to stay for that amount of time. You feel that they can continue to improve you as a player, because there’s always more steps to climb.
 
“I’ve been there before [Premier League] but I’ve never played, so that’s something that I want to get under my belt. I’m untested really, so I could have found my level!
 
“Individually, it was my best season, and obviously collectively, it was the best season for the club as well. We want to improve on that now and see where we can go.”
 
Baldock is prepared for the high standard of opposition in Albion’s debut season in the Premier League, and says he is looking forward to getting pre-season training underway after a well-deserved summer break.
 
“I was with some of the boys and we were looking through the fixtures and there are no easy games. We’re going to have to find our feet as we go, but I have no doubt that the manager will have us very well prepared.
 
“I’ve missed them [his team-mates]. They’re a good bunch and great to hang around with, so I’m looking forward to seeing them all.”
 
The forward scored 12 goals and claimed seven assists during Albion’s promotion-winning campaign, and he reflected on a memorable period that he will never forget.
 
“It was up there with the best times of my life and it will stay with me forever, but I’ve recovered now and I’m raring to go.”


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