Date: 12th February 2017 at 11:15pm
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Striker Sam Baldock had plenty of reasons to celebrate in the weekend’s victory over Burton Albion.

Hosting the side at the Amex Stadium with Brighton looking to get back to winning ways at the fourth time of asking recently, Baldock himself returned to the starting line up following his time out with injury and finding the net in the four one victory in the 47th minute, he notched up his 100th goal.

Speaking to the Official Site in his own post game press conference, Baldock was obviously delighted with his personal achievement but he was far happier to play his part in seeing the return of another three points this season.

The 27 year old explained.

‘I`m not a selfish player and don`t want personal goals to overtake what`s needed within the team, so it`s not a big thing for me. I stopped counting during my slow patches in the first couple of years at this club. I`ve been stuck in the nineties for a while. I want to play freely, and obviously if I had of dwelled on it, I`d become anxious and uptight. Obviously it`s pleasing to get there, but it would be trumped 100 times if we were to get promoted this season.’

Having missed the last six games whilst he recovered from a calf injury, Baldock was obviously delighted to be back in action once more and he felt our opening two goals were timed perfectly.

‘It`s been a tough time out, but it was great to get back into the team and return to winning ways. The three points are more important, and that`s very true here, but obviously it was great to get on the scoresheet as well. We started the game really well, got the goal that we wanted and then gained a bit of confidence. I think we dominated the opening stages of the second half, came out playing well and got the job done early on.’

With Anthony Knockaert and Solly March both getting assists on the day, Baldock had praise for the wingers as well.

‘Both wingers were great for us and when you get service like that form the wide men, it`s hard to miss. I was worried for him at the end because he was putting the ball through a few too many people`s legs, I thought he might get kicked! He`s (March) deceptively very quick, a glider and a joy to watch when he`s in full flow.’

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