Baldock eyeing promotion

Youngster confident Hammers can bounce back to Premier League

Sam Badlock: Believes West Ham will earn promotion so he can fufill his Premier League dream next season

Striker Sam Baldock has revealed his desire to play Premier League football and believes he will achieve that with West Ham next season.

The 22-year-old has proven to be an astute signing by Hammers boss Sam Allardyce, scoring five goals in ten games since signing from MK Dons in August.

The Upton Park club are currently second in the Championship as they chase an immediate return to the Premier League following their relegation last season.

Allardyce's squad contains plenty of top flight experience, with Baldock the only player to have appeared this season without a Premier League appearance to his name.

However, the youngster is confident that statistic will soon change given the club's current form.

Ambition

"It was quite easy to choose West Ham. It's a Premier League set-up and it has Premier League ambition," he told the club's official website.

"I think if we carry on as we are, we will be there next year. The professionalism at West Ham is pretty high.

"I'm the only player in the squad who has not played in the Premier league. It's good to learn from these types of players.

"The whole country pays more attention to the Premier League than they do any other division. That's where we want to be."