'The right club for me'? What Leeds hero Chris Wood said about opponents two year ago

Ipswich Town's Chris Wood in action with Watford's Ikechi Anya

Leeds United striker had a failed spell at Ipswich Town two years ago.

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goalLeeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goal

Chris Wood returns to Portman Road this weekend with Leeds United looking to continue his hot goalscoring form.

The New Zealand striker has netted 19 goals in the Championship already this season, notching again in the midweek win over Bristol City.

It is two years since Wood signed for Ipswich Town on a loan deal from Leicester City, and had high hopes of success in East Anglia.

He told Ipswich's website at the time: "I’m excited for the challenge ahead and playing games is what I’m after. Leicester have let me go out on loan and I’m convinced Ipswich will be the right club for me."

Wood, 25, was unable to make an impression for Mick McCarthy's side, who managed to reach the play-offs.

He played only eight times and failed to score a single goal, being outshone by Daryl Murphy, sold to Newcastle this past summer.

Months later Wood signed permanently at Leeds United, who perhaps benefitted from a lack of interest from other clubs due to the striker's disappointing Ipswich spell.

He has shown they have bought shrewdly, scoring at a rate of one in two, with 35 goals in 70 appearances for the Whites, who enter the game in the play-off places while Ipswich languish in 13th.

Ipswich Town's Chris Wood in action with Watford's Ikechi AnyaIpswich Town's Chris Wood in action with Watford's Ikechi Anya

 

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