Wood up for Leeds reunion

Record signing Chris Wood will look to shoot down former employers Leeds United at Turf Moor in the Carabao Cup tonight.

Tuesday, 19th September 2017, 9:00 am
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But he hopes the sides will meet again in the Premier League next season.

The 25-year-old completed a £15m switch from Eland Road last month, after enjoying a prolific two-year stay at Elland Road, where he boasted an impressive 50% strike rate in his 88 appearances for the club.

The New Zealand international signed a four-year deal with the Clarets on the back of finishing as the Championship’s leading scorer with 27 goals, which pushed the Whites to the fringes of the play-off places.

Wood, who helped the Yorkshire outfit to their best finish in 11 seasons, alongside left back Charlie Taylor – who also made the switch across the Pennines this summer – had a wry smile when the draw was made: “It was inevitable wasn’t it, after we had both transferred over, and me just a week before.

“That’s life.

“I had a great two years at Leeds.

“I cannot speak highly enough of the players and coaching staff and the new owner (Andrea Radrizzani).

“He was fantastic with me, he is a great man and will take the club forward.

“The fans last year were brilliant to me, and they have a great bunch of fans.

“It will be nice to play them and see them, they will bring 5,000 I am sure, that is what they do.”

Leeds went down to a 1-0 defeat at Millwall on Saturday – their first defeat of the season in all competitions.

But they still sit on top of the Championship, and Wood added: “It will be tough, they have started very well, hopefully they continue through the season because I would like to see them up in the Premier League with us.

“That is where everyone says they belong.

“It will take a lot of work for them, but it will be a great game.”