Clark returns to Oakwell
Chris Wood is prepared for a hostile reception from Millwall
fans when he lines up for Leicester his old club on Friday.
Wood was a prolific goalscorer for the London club during a loan
spell at The Den 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 instead
opted to remain 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
“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
“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
“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
“It was my choice to join Leicester. I had the option of both. I
looked it over for a number of weeks and went back and forth on the
decision. But I knew my time here would be better and give me the
drive and ambition to take it on to the next level.”
The 24-year-old, back with the Pilgrims for a second spell, will
now be available for every match in their battle against relegation
to the Blue Square Bet Premier.
Reid, who has played 11 times for Argyle since initially making
the loan move in January, scored the first goal of that spell in
their 2-0 win at Southend last time out.
He played 25 times for the Glovers this season, scoring six
times, before heading out on loan.
Yeovil announced on Wednesday that Middlesbrough midfielder
Matty Dolan and Fulham defender Dan Burn will stay at Huish Park
until the end of the season.
The Jambos right-back, 26, has been out since rupturing his
cruciate knee ligament during an indoor training session last April
but has almost completed his rehabilitation.
“Jamie has come through two under-20 games, he played 60 minutes
in one and 75 in the other and looked really good,” said Locke.
“He has trained for a number of weeks so he will come into
contention for the squad for the weekend.”
Locke’s own career was disrupted by injury and thus he
empathised with the former Kilmarnock player’s frustration during
his spell on the sidelines.
He said: “I know exactly what he has gone through. Unfortunately
for me I was in the same position.
“It is a nightmare. You just want to get out on the pitch.
“He has had a couple of niggles which you will get being out as
long as he has, but he has worked really hard and hopefully he will
get his rewards before the end of the season in terms of he might
get a few first-team games.
“But he has been out for a long time so to do anything silly now
would be stupid of him.
“I think it is important that he gets a few games before now and
the end of the season, gets a good pre-season behind him and
hopefully we will see the best of him at the start of next
Clark, 19, made two appearances for Paul Cook’s side during his
month-long stay with the Spireites.
The player came on as a late substitute in the 1-0 home defeat
to Gillingham on February 23 before making his full debut for the
League Two club three days later in a goalless draw with Aldershot
at the Proact Stadium.
“I’d like to thank Barnsley for agreeing to the loan and I wish
Jordan all the best for the future,” said Chesterfield boss
Manchester City winger Alex Henshall, 19, has also returned to
his parent club after his loan spell with the Spireites came to an
Like Clark, the youngster made his first appearance for the club
as a substitute against Gillingham and started the Aldershot