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It was emotional - Baldock

Posted: Mon 26 Aug 2013
Author: Adam Baker
Sam and George Baldock

Sam and George Baldock

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Striker on his brace back at Stadium:MK.

Sam Baldock says his two-goal return to MK Dons was an emotional occasion.

The striker had a day to remember on his first ever return to Stadium:MK, where he was afforded a hero’s welcome by home supporters. 

Baldock – playing against his brother George and in front of his parents – grabbed a brace for City back on his old stomping ground. 

But it wasn’t enough for victory, as City were pegged back on each occasion for a share of the spoils.

He told City’s YouTube channel: “It was a strange day. Even from getting off the bus and walking into the away dressing room, rather than the home one.

“I got a great reception from the fans and I haven’t got a bad word to say about [MK Dons].

“I didn’t celebrate either goal because I respect the fans too much here and I didn’t want to rub it in their faces.

“It was emotional. I can’t imagine what my parents went through.

“I was pleased with the goals I scored and my first touch on both, especially as I don’t think my touch has been that great this season.

“I had another chance at the end where too many things were going through my mind and in the end it slipped away.”

Stadium:MK is going to be a tough destination for a number of Sky Bet League One clubs this season, so City could be thankful for a point come the end of the campaign.

But Sam reasoned: “We led twice so in that sense it feels like two points lost.

“On balance of play and chances, I felt a draw was fair. They had a lot of possession but we worked tirelessly and were hard to break down.”