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Wood: We've Got The Fight

Goalscorer Chris Wood adamant Clarets will turn the corner

4 November 2018

Chris Wood insists the Clarets have the fight to turn their fortunes around following a third successive defeat.

A tough run – which continued with a 4-2 loss at West Ham – has seen Burnley slip to within three points of the bottom three.

But Wood, whose first Premier League goal of the season got the Clarets level with 13 minutes to go, says the spirit within the camp remains intact, along with a desire to put things right.

“We had these times last year, but it masked it because we had a great start to the season,” said Wood.

“But it doesn’t take it away from the group of the lads here.

“We are going to fight and work hard and get back to winning ways and I know we will do that.”

Last season in the corresponding fixture, Wood came off the bench to score twice as Sean Dyche’s men beat West Ham 3-0 to record the second of five successive victories following an 11-match mid-winter winless run.

The striker also made an impact this time around with a thumping headed goal from Robbie Brady’s corner coming five minutes after his introduction as a substitute.

Wood's third goal of the season made it 2-2 after Johan Berg Gudmundsson’s earlier equaliser had sent the sides in level at the break.

But the Hammers struck late through Felipe Anderson’s deflected effort and an injury-time finish from Javier Hernandez to record their first win in four Premier League games.

And Wood, who also hit the top of the crossbar with the score at 3-2 in a bright late cameo which was one of the plus points of the day, was disappointed the fightback had not brought any reward.

“It shows our character and resilience and we are a team like that,” he told Clarets Player HD.

“To come back twice away from home is fantastic and that’s a positive to take from it.

“It was nice to get back into the game because it felt the momentum changed.

“We’ve just got to learn from it and shut up shop and be a bit more street-wise.

“We needed to shut up shop, take a point and move on. But unfortunately, we didn’t do that.”


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