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Wood Aims To Be A Fox In The Box

1 December 2017

Chris Wood is hoping for an early birthday present as he comes up against his former club Leicester City, this weekend.

The Kiwi turns 26 next Thursday, with five goals under his belt already since his summer move to Turf Moor, including the opener in the midweek win at Bournemouth.

And Wood knows that another positive result at The King Power Stadium will send the Clarets into the final calendar month of the year in a fantastic position to move forwards.

He said: “The mood in the camp is fantastic and we’re on a nice high.

“We’re extremely good at taking things game by game though and it’s nice to know that if we keep performing the way we are and keep working hard, then results do come.

“I’m not one for looking at tables. We know we are playing well and it’s been a good start to the season, but it’s only the start of December and we’ve achieved nothing yet.

“You want to reach the 40-point mark as soon as possible and then you can push on and adapt our goals.

“First of all we have to get to the first target, but this is a squad and a club that is building and learning from what was achieved last season.

“The manager has really taken us forward and I really think we are a side on the up.”

Wood scored eight goals for the Foxes in the 2013/14 season en-route to a Championship title that served as a prelude to their amazing Premier league title-winning campaign.

Wood on target at Turf Moor in March, 2014

And the New Zealand international, who scored 14 league goals in only 26 starts, looks back fondly on his time in the Midlands.

“It’s going to be a good one. I spent a good two-and-a-half years there and I’m looking forward to seeing some old friends there,” he said.

“It went quite well for me there. I played some games in the Championship and we won the league and it just didn’t click and I didn’t really get a chance and that’s how football goes.

“But it’s all good memories to be honest and I’ll just look to go back there and do my best for the team and hopefully contribute to a result. The test will take care of itself.”

Clarets Player HD will have full match commentary from The King Power Stadium tomorrow, from 2.45pm. Subscribers can listen in on the go, via the official club App.


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