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Wood ends goal drought

The come-from-behind 3-2 victory sees Wood’s Leicester City side replace Bolton in sixth position on the point’s table, putting them in contention for the final play-off spot with three games left in the season.
On his goal from the penalty spot Wood says he picked his spot and kept to it, and was fortunate to have sent the goalkeeper the wrong way.
“The performances have always been there in the last four or five games I think, except for Barnsley. We’ve looked a little bit off sometimes but against Bolton we got the win through the performance.
“It took a lot for us to get back into it and we showed a lot of character, but luckily their goal was in the second minute and not in the 88th minute like has been happening lately, so we had a long time to get back into the game and Lloyd Dyer did brilliantly to change the match.”
Wood says the fans played a big part in his side’s win thanks to their constant vocal support of the team.
“The fans are brilliant, and they’ve always been brilliant whenever we play at home and away,” Wood says. “It’s a great fan base here and it’s a great tribute to get the win for them.
“It gives us confidence going into the next game, and if we keep winning then we will move up places and take points off other teams,” Wood says. “Three points was the thing we came here for and it was a big game against Bolton but the lads showed great character to get the win.”
There are three matches remaining before the playoffs, and Leicester have a tough run in, with an away match against fifth-placed Crystal Palace and a home game with Watford who are in third, before closing the season away to Nottingham Forrest.
Wood is looking to join All Whites captain Winston Reid, who plays for West Ham United in the English Premier League. He has had a taste of top flight action before, for West Bromwich Albion as a 17-year-old.
He signed with Leicester mid-season after a stint with fellow Championship side Millwall while on loan from West Brom, and is confident his decision to move to Leicester rather than sign-on with Millwall was the right one.
“I signed with Leicester because of the club’s huge ambition to make the Premier League. For me, Leicester was simply another step up. I knew that in time, if I was playing in the Premier League the money would follow,” Wood says.
“I did what I needed to do because it was all about me progressing as a player and I felt the quickest path was with Leicester. I would love to turn round at the end of the season and prove I made the right decision to come here.”


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