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'Baird was superb'

25 September 2013

New signing praised

Nigel Adkins heaped praise on Chris Baird for a 'superb' debut performance away to Derby at the weekend.

Baird signed on Friday afternoon and went straight into the squad, putting in an excellent display in a holding midfield role.

Adkins said, "I thought Chris was outstanding and made a really excellent start. He was superb."

Our supporters immediately took to the former Fulham man, singing 'we've got Bairdinho' after being impressed with his display. In addition, one lucky supporter caught Chris' shirt at full time after he threw it into the away end.

Tactically, the boss was very happy with Chris' display, saying, "He came in in the holding midfield role, which is really important. And he'd only signed the day before as well.

"We had a gameplan, we had a mid-third block and you need to be disciplined to do that, the players did ever so well.

"To go to Pride Park was a pleasing victory and it was a happy dressing room after the game."

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