Macron Stadium

Next Game

Bolton v Blackburn

Friday, 26 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Ewood Park

Last Game

Blackburn 2 - 0 Charlton

Saturday, 20 December 2014, 15:00

Sky Bet Ch'ship

Cooper: Baldwin will cost

Hartlepool United boss Colin Cooper insists that anyone wanting highly-rated defender Jack Baldwin will have to pay a big price.

Last Updated: 14/12/13 at 12:51 Post Comment

Jack Baldwin: Young defender is impressing at Hartlepool

Jack Baldwin: Young defender is impressing at Hartlepool

The 20-year-old was plucked from non-league Faversham Town in 2011 and has impressed ever since making the move to Teesside.

Huddersfield and Blackburn have been linked, together with United's North East neighbours Sunderland and Middlesbrough.

"It'll cost you, a lot!" said Cooper when asked about whether there was a price on Baldwin's head.

"I think we've got a lot of players that are attracting attention and playing the way we have done will only intensify that.

"The list of scouts coming to watch our team is getting longer. I think on Saturday in the FA Cup we had 15 scouts watching and a lot of them are from high-end clubs so we know they are watching.

"I've already spoken to a couple of managers regarding players. The thing about football is, if you're not in the top end of football there's not a lot of money.

"It's nice for Jack, he's been outstanding pretty much all of the season and has carried on the form he showed in League 1.

"It's a big shot in the arm for Jack that people are watching. It's lovely as a manager to get that recognition to know the players are doing well.

"You've got to have certain attributes and the way we are playing is attracting clubs.

"I think we have to do what's best for the player and for the club, but if a Premier League club came knocking on the door for Jack Baldwin, I don't think I could turn that dream down, but we'd do it on the right terms.

"As it stands at the moment I'd be surprised if there's people out there willing to open their cheque books."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Premier League: Ronald Koeman facing selection crisis ahead of Southampton's match against Everton

Harrison Reed's impressive display against Everton has given Ronald Koeman a selection dilemma.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property