MK Dons striker Sam Baldock in dark on West Ham link

Sam Baldock
Baldock almost joined Peterborough for £1.2m in the summer

MK Dons striker Sam Baldock has said reports linking him with a move to Championship side West Ham are nothing more than speculation.

Hammers boss Sam Allardyce watched the 22-year-old net a hat-trick in Saturday's 6-2 win over Chesterfield.

But the Dons youth product has insisted he is focused on life at Stadium MK.

"It's all rumours as far as I'm concerned. Like I showed on Saturday, I'm not going to let anything affect me," he told BBC Three Counties Radio.

"People are always going to talk about any player but my focus was on scoring goals for this club and getting the victory.

"I always give 100% wherever I play my football and I've got a fond place in my heart for this club and I'm looking forward to scoring more.

"I think West Ham are a fantastic club and [Allardyce] is a phenomenal manager but it's not anything I've thought about.

"It's not something that's been mentioned to me."

Baldock came close to joining Championship new boys Peterborough for £1.2m in the summer, until the deal fell through in acrimonious circumstances.

He has since gone on to score five goals in as many games this season, lending weight to Robinson's claim earlier in August that he would be "batting off big football clubs because of his ability".