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Baggott Scores First International Goal
Sunday, 19th Dec 2021 15:12

Blues youngster Elkan Baggott scored his first international goal as his side beat Malaysia 4-1 in their final group game at the AFF Suzuki Cup in Singapore.

The 19-year-old headed Indonesia’s fourth goal in the 82nd minute having come off the bench at half-time to win his third full cap.

Earlier in the week, Baggott had been unavailable for the game against Vietnam on Wednesday, which ended 0-0, after the Singapore Ministry of Health wrote to him instructing him to quarantine until yesterday because a passenger on his flight from London to Singapore had tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid.

Baggott, who also came on as a sub in the 5-1 victory against Laos last Sunday, spent the following days at a government-appointed hotel but where he was allowed gym equipment in order to train.

Indonesia have topped Group B having taken 10 points from their four matches and go through to the semi-finals where they will face the hosts over two legs.

Baggott 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 two months later was forced to miss an U19s get together in Spain 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 the same month, a deal which runs to 2023 with the club having an option to keep him for a further season.

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dirtydingusmagee added 15:16 - Dec 19
good for him !

algarvefan added 16:11 - Dec 19
I'd like to see him in the first team sooner rather than later, have been impressed everytime I have seen him play. If he is good enough he is old enough.

rfretwell added 20:14 - Dec 19
Algarve, if we fall further behind the play off group he could well get an outing or 3 in the first team as sub.

rfretwell added 20:14 - Dec 19
Algarve, if we fall further behind the play off group he could well get an outing or 3 in the first team as sub.

Essexipswichboy added 06:53 - Dec 20
I'm hoping the new guy in charge is going to bring some of these guys through
Start getting the Ipswich identity back

midastouch added 09:53 - Dec 20
Baggott has got bags and bags of potential. 1st team sooner rather than later I would have thought, especially given our defensive frailties this season. Would he have done any worse at Barrow? I doubt it! Would love to see him getting a chance before the end of the season. If not definitely next season.

Ebantiass added 13:36 - Dec 20
Well done young man, long may it continue.

Linkboy13 added 20:05 - Dec 21
Yes Baggott has got potential but is still quite a way off first team football . Needs to go out on loan to a league two club or conference. So far he has limited senior experience on loan at Kings Lynn.

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