Wood expects hostile reception

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

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


“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.”