Robbo urges Baldock respect

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson has called on fans to respect Sam Baldock when he returns to stadium:mk as Bristol City captain.

Last Updated: 22/08/13 at 15:18

Sam Baldock: Considered a legend at The Dons

Sam Baldock: Considered a legend at The Dons

Baldock came through the Dons' youth ranks and made over 100 appearances for the club before leaving to join West Ham in the summer of 2011.

His departure upset some supporters but Robinson remains a huge admirer of the forward and hopes he gets the "respect he deserves" when he returns for Saturday's League One encounter against Bristol City.

"Sam Baldock is an absolute icon at this club," Robinson told reporters ahead of the match.

"He could have gone once or twice but he knew the money wasn't right and once we felt it was right he helped us get the fee we got.

"He's a friend of mine, I still speak to him regularly, and he's a friend of the football club. It'll be a pleasure and an honour to play against a side that he will be captain of.

"I very rarely come out and ask this but please give him the applause and respect that he deserves before the game kicks off because he never once stitched this club up.

"Once the game starts he becomes our enemy and we want to win the game regardless of whether Sam is there or not, but before and after the game I'm asking the fans to give him the respect he deserves."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

he thing is, footballers are role models, and children are influenced by them. I watched the Chelsea game with my 6 year old, and at school the next day she stamped on Emre Can.

megabrow (cufc)
Diego Costa: The Patron Saint Of S**thousery

Y

et again Barcelona try to convince the world that they only play the most virtuous of football. I've never seen a team so willing and able to dish out lumps but feel so self-righteous that no opposition player should ever have the audacity to tackle them.

charsmatcengma
Enrique hauls Neymar to safety

I

d love to see a United v Liverpool FA cup final. It would certainly fit the narrative. Obv I'd want the ending to be one of an O.G. and tears as he collects his runner-up medal.

GVMUFC
Gerrard Constantly Searching For That Final Hurrah

Footer 365

Premier League: Nigel Pearson insists his players must forget about their win against Manchester United

Nigel Pearson has been trying to make Leicester forget about their Manchester United win ever since they beat them 5-3.

Transfer news: Andre Schurrle nears Chelsea exit after agreeing personal terms with Wolfsburg

Chelsea forward Andre Schurrle is closing on a move back to Germany after agreeing to personal terms with Wolfsburg.

Premier League: Roberto Mancini could make a return to English football

Roberto Mancini has not ruled out a return to Manchester City in the future.

Mail Box

It's A Massive, Big, Brilliant Mailbox

And we left lots of Suarez/Costa mails unopened. What we do have is a video of some rotten Suarez tackles and views on the future of football, Spurs, Liverpool and...

But Biting Doesn't Hurt Like Stamping...

There are Liverpool fans arguing that Luis Suarez is nowhere near Diego Costa's sh*t-house league but we have plenty of love for the agitator too. Oh and Spurs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company