McInnes toasts Baldock signing
Bristol City boss Derek McInnes had double cause for celebration as his side thumped Crystal Palace 4-1 on a night striker Sam Baldock's arrival was confirmed.
Baldock was in the stands after completing a reported £1million move from West Ham as his new team-mates bared their own attacking threat. Ryan Taylor and Martyn Woolford netted inside the opening 12 minutes before a Jon Stead penalty on the hour had City cruising towards a first win of the new npower Championship season. Kagisho Dikgacoi volleyed a consolation for Palace but Albert Adomah wrapped up a comfortable home win. McInnes said: "I'm so pleased to have signed Sam Baldock because I believe he will add sharpness to our attack and keep opposing centre-backs occupied. "He can link the play, but his best work is done on the move and he is capable of teaming up effectively with different types of strike partners. With Steve Davies having signed for us as well this week, we now have a lot more attacking options. "But the lads who played have done themselves no harm. We showed the same organisation and discipline as when losing narrowly at (Nottingham) Forest on Saturday and this time added a cutting edge. I couldn't ask for more than four goals in our first home game of the season in the Championship."