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George gearing up for a return

13 November 2014

George Baldock has been back in full training this week and now can’t wait to be back to fighting for his place in the team.

Baldock has been sidelined for over six weeks with an ankle injury sustained during the 3-2 defeat to Bristol City, but after being cleared by the medical team earlier this week, the 21-year-old is edging closer to a return to first team action.

“I’m out of the boot and I’ve done all my work with the medical team in regards to getting healthy,” he told the media.

“I’ve passed all the fitness tests we have to do to prove we’re ready to go back into full training and I had my first real contact day (on Monday). I really enjoyed it and I feel fit and ready to go.”

Prior to his injury, Baldock had made eight straight starts on the right-hand side of the defence, helping the side keep clean sheets in four of those.

“I felt the world was against me a little bit with the timing (of the injury) because I felt I was getting into some good form and really starting to make the position my own. I’d had a good spell, playing in the Man Utd game and we kept four clean-sheets in a row.

"I’m fortunate that in my spell while I’ve been injured there have been two games that have been postponed so, from a completely selfish point of view, I haven’t missed those games. It’s given me time to rest up and get back in and hopefully now I can fight for my place again.”

During his time on the sidelines, Baldock has seen the Dons continue their excellent form in the league and the former Academy graduate says it has been great to watch.

“When you can’t contribute all you want is to see the team win, because there’s nothing worse than seeing the team not getting results and not being able to do anything about it,” he added.

“It’s been great to see the team carrying on the momentum and I think that’s just credit to the gaffer and the staff for building a strong squad. We can lose a few players but still bring in players that can do just as good a job.”

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