I was booed for four months - Chris Wood reveals harsh treatment from Leeds fans
By Richard Parks
Chris Wood has shared the pain of how he was treated by supporters during his two years at Leeds United.
Wood, 25, quit the Championship club last month to make a £15million move to Premier League outfit Burnley after topping the league charts last season and scoring 30 goals in all competitions.
The New Zealand international has made an immediate impact at Turf Moor, with crucial goals in his first two league matches to fully justify his fee, a club record for Burnley.
Wood could hardly have been considered a fans favourite during his debut campaign at Leeds after joining from Leicester in the summer of 2015.
He scored 13 goals in 37 appearances in 2015-16, with all of his strikes coming in the Premier League, but acutely remembers being a target of the terrace jeers.
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“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.
“I know people weren’t happy with me for some reason even though I was the top scorer and scored the most goals in a season in the last three years at Leeds.
“It is just one of those things, some people take a liking to you, some don’t, it is just people’s opinion at the end of the day.
“I go out there to do what is best for me and the team and not prove people wrong but to prove to my friends, family and people I care about that I belong.”
Wood is now in line to face his former club in Tuesday night’s League Cup clash at Turf Moor, with both teams expected to ring the changes after their weekend league fixtures.
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