MK Dons manager Karl Robinson has said he is excited to see brothers George and Sam Baldock face each other this weekend.
Sam Baldock played for the Dons back in 2011 before moving on to sign for West Ham United. That move didn’t work out and he ended up back in League 1 with Bristol City when he faced his brother George for the first time who had broken into the first team since his elder brother had left.
Both of the clashes between Bristol City and MK Dons that season finished 2-2, with Baldock showing his talent by scoring all four of the Robins’ goals.
And now with Sam Baldock at promotion chasing Brighton and Hove Albion and Baldock becoming a key part of the Dons first team after returning from his loan at Oxford United, Robinson believes this match will be better than the previous times the brothers have face each other.
Talking about the game, Robinson told the Milton Keynes Citizen: “I think George is excited for it, yes,”
“Sam always seems to score against us, so hopefully he’s not playing!”
“I don’t think we’ll be concentrating on Sam Baldock because we’ll trip ourselves up over the quality in the rest of the side.”
“We signed the most exciting full back outside the Championship in January. We’ve looked really potent and efficient down that right-hand side.”
“We know Brighton’s strengths. What we saw of them on Tuesday is their speed in attack, they’re an exciting team too. We have to be careful on Saturday when we’re attacking that we’re not open and disjointed at the back.”
“We have to finish with something too. If I had any criticism of our first half at Hull was that we got into some excellent positions but our shot count was really low. We need to be careful of the turn over.”