Leicester boss refuses to comment on Wood speculation

© Will Johnston
© Will Johnston

LEICESTER City manager Nigel Pearson has refused to be drawn on speculation that he is on the verge of signing Millwall loanee Chris Wood.

NewsAtDen revealed on Tuesday that the Foxes and the Lions have both had bids accepted for the striker, who has scored 11 goals in 19 appearances since moving to The Den in September.

But speaking after his side's goalless draw against Hull City on Boxing Day, Pearson said: "As always I don't join in with the speculation until any business is done.



"If the right players are available and we can do it then yes [we will do business]. I'm not going to bring players in for the sake of it.

"We've got players who are capable of scoring goals at the club. At the moment we've not been taking our chances.

"We've created quite a few chances in the past few games and not taken them. If the right players are available and we can do the deals then maybe we'll do them."

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3 thoughts on “Leicester boss refuses to comment on Wood speculation

  • December 26, 2012 at 20:04
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    Sounds like Leicester have got him and this is now becoming an enormous problem for Millwall. Let's face it Wood wasn't really highly rated when he came to us on loan and KJ and his coaching staff have got him playing and the team playing around him. They did the same for Kane and sharpened Puncheon up who was going no where at the time.
    Now Wood is looking like turning his back on us for what he believes is a team with more chance to progress (although we beat them recently) it is time to ask whether this loaning policy really works. Yes it gives you a brief push forward but you are ultimately doing a lot of work to benefit others. Best to buy an up and coming talent in and nurchure him to develop the Millwall way

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  • December 26, 2012 at 20:53
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    I dont think this is a sign that we havent got wood i think he is just being honest about the situation and i think we have a very good chance of getting him,if they got wood he wouldve of said weeks before as he did for nugent and beckford we still have a chance lads we have done our best

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  • December 26, 2012 at 23:44
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    Totally agree lioncall or at least have a permanent deal lined up when loaning players in. Cos it seems to be win win for clubs loaning players to us, either do quality and they hike up the price or they aren't so good and they've got them off wage bill for few months.

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