Wood expects hostile reception

Chris Wood is prepared for a hostile reception from Millwall fans when he lines up for Leicester against his old club on Friday.

Last Updated: 29/03/13 at 19:25 Post Comment

Chris Wood: Snubbed Millwall in favour of Leicester move

Chris Wood: Snubbed Millwall in favour of Leicester move

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Wood was a prolific goalscorer for the Lions during a loan spell from West Brom earlier this season, netting 11 times in 19 appearances.

The New Zealand international striker had the chance to join Kenny Jackett's team on a permanent deal in January but opted to stay in the Midlands and sign for the Foxes.

Ahead of the Championship fixture between the two sides at the King Power Stadium, Wood said: "The reception might be one I won't like.

"It is one of those things. It will be the first time in my career I will have to deal with that, but I am looking forward to the game.

"I did very well in the short time I was with Millwall. I made myself proud. I put in the right performances and scored goals at vital times.

"I was scoring goals and playing well down there and Leicester took note of that. When they came in, I had to make a decision and I chose Leicester.

"I could have joined Millwall permanently but when I weighed it up, after speaking to the managers at Millwall and Leicester, I just felt it was right here to give me an added chance to do well.

"It was my choice to join Leicester. I looked it over for a few weeks, went back and forth on the decision, but knew my time here would be better and give me the drive and ambition to take it to the next level."

TEAMtalk Facebook Fan Page

The TEAMtalk fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

was there, it was embarrassing - the team looked totally unbalanced from the off, the defence was woeful and when Mikel came off injured it got even worse with nobody in front of them. Up front on several occasions we had opportunities and nobody would shoot - it was a complete farse! On the back of Salah's performance I'm glad there is talk of getting shot...

Fly1ngh1gh
Cup defeat shames Mourinho

G

reat to see Tommy Rosicky getting some love. A wonderful player. Such a pity we lost so long to injury. I was so excited when we signed him, this resurgence only makes the absences seem more of a lost opportunity.

cheshire-gooner
16 Conclusions: FA Cup Fourth Round Weekend

A

pparently Chiles has blamed Twitter trolls for his exit. Proof that even the worst things can get great results at times.

cheshire-gooner
Adrian Chiles to leave ITV

Footer 365

Contract news: Robin van Persie unsure if he will be offered new Manchester United deal

Robin van Persie says he has no idea if he will be offered a new contract at Manchester United.

Manchester United U21s beat Liverpool 2-1 as Victor Valdes makes first appearance for the club

Goals from Nick Powell and Paddy McNair gave Manchester United's U21 side victory over Liverpool at Leigh Sports Village.

FA Cup: Giant-killers Bradford handed Sunderland or Fulham showdown in fifth round

Bradford's reward for knocking Chelsea out of the FA Cup is a fifth-round showdown with either Sunderland or Fulham.

Mail Box

You're Man Utd, For Crying Out Loud!

Defending a 0-0 draw with Cambridge on the grounds that other teams lost to lower-league opposition is not befitting of Man United. We're inclined to agree with Mailboxers...

A Massive Mailbox On A Weekend Of Wonder

We unsurprisingly have plenty of mails on a wonderful FA Cup weekend, including thoughts on Palace, Van Gaal, Phil Jones, Chelsea, Mourinho and Yaya Toure...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company