Buckley May Offer Chance To Baldry?

Last updated : 20 February 2002 By Jonathan Hall

Huddersfield Town's versatile attacking player, Simon Baldry, has been closely linked with a move to the Imps, although it is not on the cards at the moment. The skilful Terriers' man is more suited to a slot on the right wing, but can also play as a front man.


On Tuesday, Baldry made his first competitive appearance in a blue and white shirt since December 22nd, and showed no reaction whatsoever to a thigh problem which has plagued him over the last two months, by scoring a goal in the second half of the 3-0 reserve win over Rotherham.


Baldry has openly claimed that he needs to develop his fitness levels before pushing for a first team spot – one which he held last season, until his injury problems set in. The frustrated and action-hungry attacker admits he's been playing “catch up” since the summer in order to regain his place.

He said, “"After being given an extended run last season I was hoping to play a few more games but picking up an injury in pre-season virtually wrecked my season.”

“I've been playing catch-up since the summer because I missed out on all the fitness work we did in pre-season.”

Imps boss Alan Buckley may offer the 26 year old the opportunity he craves – first team action. With Paul Smith some way of full match fitness and with Kingsley Black in and out of the City side due to niggling injury problems, the right hand side is a problematic area for the Imps.

However, the fans favourite Justin Walker is beginning to impress in his new found slot on the right hand side of midfield. Or, would Baldry be used as an attacker alongside Thorpe?

Will anything come of this unconfirmed rumour?

Planet Imp is keeping track of the situation and will inform its readers of any developments regarding this.