Sam Baldock doesn't want to leave West Ham United.

The former MK Dons striker has been linked with a move back to the Championship.

"I don't see why I can't take this opportunity to stake my claim," said Baldock, who scored in a pre-season friendly defeat to Austria Vienna on Saturday.

"Everyone knows that during the second half of last year I was very frustrated.

"I'm a footballer who wants to play football at the end of the day. I've been working hard and hopefully I'll be given a chance to show what I can do."