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Baggott Wins Second Full Cap
Monday, 13th Dec 2021 18:54

Blues youngster Elkan Baggott won his second full international cap with Indonesia after coming on as a sub as his side thrashed Laos 5-1 in the 2020 AFF Cup in Singapore yesterday.

Centre-half Baggott came off the bench at half-time and came close to scoring his first international goal when he headed off the woodwork in the latter stages.

Indonesia, who beat Cambodia 4-2 in their opening match before Baggott had joined up with the squad, currently top Group B. They face Vietnam in their final group game on Wednesday.

The 19-year-old won his first full cap last month in a 1-0 friendly defeat to Afghanistan in Antalya, Turkey.

The 6ft 4in tall defender, a former pupil at St Benedict's Catholic College in Colchester, was born in Thailand to an English father and Indonesian mother.

He won his first U19s caps during a training camp in Croatia in October last year and was subsequently forced to miss an U19s get together in Spain in December last year due to Covid travel restrictions.

Baggott, who ended last season on loan at King’s Lynn, made his senior Blues debut in the Papa John’s Trophy tie against Gillingham in 2020/21 and was an unused sub for the League One games against Sunderland and Crewe in January.

He signed his first professional contract with Town in January, a deal which runs to 2023 with the club having an option to keep him for a further season.

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Linkboy13 added 20:34 - Dec 13
Should really be pushing for a first team place by now. Hasn't even been out on loan to a league club yet . Obviously the club don't consider him ready yet for senior football. We are producing some good youngsters but not outstanding ones at the moment. I know its deemed not right to criticise youngsters on here but they are the stark facts im afraid.

SaigonTractor added 00:41 - Dec 14
I'd be interested to see how they do against Vietnam, who are strong favourites for the tournament and the defending champions.

Hopefully he gets some game time.

Ipswichbusiness added 10:45 - Dec 14
Linkboy13; producing outstanding youngsters is extremely difficult, not least because the outstanding prospects will tend to gravitate towards the big clubs.

I agree with you that it is a concern that he has not been loaned out to a league club yet; if he was that good a prospect you would have thought that League Two clubs would be keen to take him.

Linkboy13 added 10:56 - Dec 14
Ipswich business yes good to see a bit of common sense being spoken on here. Im old enough to remember the glory years when we produced young players that went on to play international football. This is league one football shouldn't be to difficult to produce players at this level instead they get over hyped and end up sitting on the bench at Colchester or go out on loan to Kings Lynn.

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