Rotherham United ace Richard Wood expecting stick from Sheffield Wednesday fans

Richard Wood says he is expecting flak when he appears against his former club this weekend.

Former Sheffield Wednesday defender Richard Wood is expecting to cop his fair share of flak when he returns to Hillsborough this weekend.

Wood will be featuring for Rotherham United under Neil Warnock, and this could be his first appearance at the home of the Owls wearing a Millers shirt, having been on the bench for last year's fixture.

He told Rotherham's official website: "I have always enjoyed the big atmospheres in derby games, and even though as an ex-Wednesday player I might get some stick, it is an environment I am relishing.

“I came through the youth ranks and was given an opportunity at a young age, so I will always be grateful.

"I know bragging rights are at stake for the supporters, there will be people going into work on Monday morning, so I am hoping it will be the Rotherham fans who will have the smiles on their faces.”

Wood, 30, has only made four Championship appearances this season, but has played in all of Neil Warnock's games as manager, including the victory over Brentford at the weekend which has the club just three points from safety.

He was sent out on loan earlier in the campaign to League One sides Fleetwood Town and Chesterfield, but is clearly relishing his fresh chance, and the potential opportunity to feature against the club where he began his career, and figured for eight consecutive seasons.

Wednesday are pushing for promotion and need a win against Rotherham to keep up their momentum after a draw against Hull last weekend.

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