Millwall and Brighton battle for Wood

Brighton could make a move for Millwall's on-loan striker Chris Wood - but Lions boss Kenny Jackett is eager to keep him.

Last Updated: 18/12/12 at 18:01 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer news: Cardiff send Ravel Morrison back to West Ham on compassionate leave

Post comment

Ravel Morrison has returned to parent club West Ham from Cardiff City on compassionate leave.

Transfer news: Brighton boss Sami Hyypia weighing up move for France international Alou Diarra

1 comments

Brighton boss Sami Hyypia is weighing up a move for former France captain Alou Diarra.

All Articles

Wood: Currently on loan at Millwall

Wood: Currently on loan at Millwall

Brighton manager Gus Poyet could make a move for Millwall's on-loan striker Chris Wood in the January transfer window - but Lions boss Kenny Jackett is willing to break the club's 23-year-old transfer record to buy him on a permanent basis.

Wood has played a huge part in Millwall's success so far this season, scoring eight goals in 16 appearances since joining from West Brom in September.

Poyet thinks the New Zealand international has improved since he helped the Seagulls to win League One two seasons ago.

"We had him here when he was very young and we helped each other. He helped us a lot with his power and his goals. I think we did our job as well to put him in shape, because he was still growing up," he told the Argus.

"I think he is a much better player now. He is mature, he has learnt a lot about the game in England. He is playing week in week out, so he's much better.

"There has been plenty of talk and he is a player we know very well, which would make it very easy to make a decision one way or the other.

"At the moment he is with Millwall, so I don't want to make a mess before the game just in case they take it the wrong way, so we'll see."

But Jackett will offer West Brom £1million to keep Wood at The Den come January.

Wood has played a huge part in Millwall's success so far this season, scoring eight goals in 16 appearances since joining from the Baggies in September.

"We like Chris - he has done very well for us," Jackett told the London Evening Standard.

"I think he has had two very good, experienced partners alongside him in Darius Henderson and Andy Keogh but he is a player we would definitely like to pursue once his loan expires.

"Would that be a permanent deal? Yes. We will have to see what January brings, but it is no secret that we like Chris and we would like to keep him."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Capital One Cup: Tottenham thump Newcastle 4-0 to reach the semi-finals

Tottenham thrashed Newcastle United 4-0 at White Hart Lane to reach the Capital One Cup semi-finals.

Premier League: Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge to be treated by Boston Red Sox staff

Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is set to spend Christmas in Boston as he continues to receive treatment on a thigh injury.

Jim Boyce: Publish Michael Garcia report to limit damage to FIFA

FIFA vice-president Jim Boyce believes that Michael Garcia’s resignation is ‘damaging’ to world football’s governing body.

Mail Box

Pulis To Liverpool Might Just Work

One Mailboxer believes that Tony Pulis managing Liverpool isn't as silly as you might think. Plus Bournemouth aren't that romantic and we're all guilty of ignoring Everton...

It's Not As Simple As Losing Luis Suarez...

That's the view of Liverpool fans in the mailbox as the Reds continue to struggle without their talisman. Suarez isn't doing particularly well at Barca either, it should be said...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property