By Richard Parks
Chris Wood was on the receiving end of abuse from Leeds United fans as he made his way across Turf Moor shortly before kick-off in Tuesday night’s League Cup clash.
Ex-Leeds striker Wood was named on the substitute bench by Burnley manager Sean Dyche as he rested a number of his key players with one eye on Saturday’s Premier League fixture against Huddersfield.
It meant only a second appearance for the Clarets for Wood’s fellow Elland Road old boy Charlie Taylor, who also made the same move this summer.
Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay reported on his personal Twitter account that Wood “gets the treatment as he walks across the pitch”, referring to the reaction of the visiting United fans.
Hay remarked that he expected Taylor to get more abuse than Wood after he quit Elland Road in more controversial circumstances.
Chris Wood gets the treatment as he walks across the pitch to the bench. Suspect Taylor might get more. Kick off on the way.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) September 19, 2017
Former manager Garry Monk revealed that Taylor refused to play in Leeds’ final match of last season with a move to the Premier League pending.
Wood, 25, quit the Championship leaders last month to make a £15million move to Premier League outfit Burnley after scoring 30 goals in all competitions in 2016-17.
But he has spoken of the criticism he received from supporters during his debut campaign, in which he scored 13 goals in 37 appearances.
“I remember my first season at Leeds I was booed for three or four months of the season, I had to overcome that,” Wood said, as quoted by the Lancashire Evening Telegraph.
In other Leeds United news, a 26-year-old Monk mainstay is fighting for his Elland Road career after recent developments.