Originally posted by bcagfc
Difficult to tell as it is the Championship.
This season - He’s been absolutely useless but mainly due to teams knowing his strengths and weaknesses.
He’s still worked very hard as he always does but he’s been making the wrong runs (not sure if he has been told to do that) and hasn’t created or made space for others by dragging defenders around.
Last season - After a slow start and until Cotterill took over he was pretty useless as well, lost count of easy the 1 on 1s that he completely messed up, he had the composure of Ken Dodd.
But once he got going( around Christmas time, he hardly missed, his composure seemed to improve and finished top L1 scorer.
He’ll work hard but if teams play deep, then he will be ineffective, he likes to play on the shoulder of the last defender, which this season has been on the 18 yard line.
He certainly won’t score 25+ like he did last season, I would say around the 10 mark.
I watched a youtube video showing his goals last season, he looks pretty sharp in the box which is something we’ve missed.
We’re playing quite a different system under the new manager, and I think that a nippy, technically proficient forward like Baldock will fit in quite well to what we’re trying to do.
He’ll get plenty of service in the area!
Thank you for your analysis.