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Baker on Sky Blues return

27 February 2015

There’s one stand-out fixture for every player in a season - and Saturday’s trip to Coventry City is Carl Baker’s.

This weekend will see Baker come up against the Sky Blues for the first time since departing in the summer after a memorable four-and-a-half-year spell.

“I’m really looking forward to going back,” he told mkdons.com. “When I signed here, I had a look at the fixtures and knew we still had to go to the Ricoh.

“It’s been on my mind for a few weeks and I’m glad it’s finally come round.

“It’s going to be emotional for me. It’s been a long time since I’ve played there because obviously we moved to Northampton.

“It will be nice to play at the Ricoh again in front of the Coventry fans who have been brilliant with me. They were unbelievable to me and they have been the same since I’ve left to be honest – 99% of them have got behind me and wished me all the best.

“It will also be great to bump into a few old faces, but I’m not going there for a nice day out, I’m going there to win the game. I’m going to treat it like any other game – work hard, play as well as possible and hopefully get the result.”

Despite the Sky Blues being in the bottom four, Baker knows the Dons will be in for a tough afternoon.

He said: “I’ve been to watch them a few times this season and they’ve been really unlucky with some of the results they’ve had, but picking up points against Sheffield United and an in-form Scunthorpe shows they have got good results in them. We’ll be prepared though and we’re focusing on us.”

The in-form midfielder concluded by stressing his enjoyment at being part of an impressive-looking Dons side.

“It’s an absolute joy to be involved at the moment,” he said. “The Peterborough performance was one of the best since I’ve been here.

“I’m waking up with a smile on my face and I’m enjoying coming in every day. I love the banter with the lads - there’s a great bunch here, the training, playing and the results.

“Every game is a cup final from here on in and we want to get promoted.”


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