Wood consulted former Millwall midfielder before loan move

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CHRIS Wood has revealed he sought the advice of former Millwall midfielder Steven Reid before deciding to join the club on loan.

Wood, who has made four appearances for the Lions since signing last month, says Reid told him a move to The Den would "toughen him up."

Reid made 139 appearances for Millwall between 1997 and 2003 and has been Wood's teammate at West Brom since moving to the Hawthorns in 2010.

"I spoke to Reidy before I came down because I knew he'd been here," Wood told Lions Live.

"He loved his time at Millwall. He thought it was a good move for me and that it would toughen me up.

"I've come here to score goals, play well and then I can look at the situation in January and take it from there.

"If everything goes well for me and the club, then I don't see why I couldn't sign permanently."

Reflecting on recent away draws at Burnley and Bristol Ciy, Wood felt the Lions were unfortunate not to win both matches – but believes three points against Bolton on Saturday could kick-start a winning run.

"If we'd had a bit more luck, the rub of the green,  I think they could have gone our way," he said.

"They were two very tough games against teams that will be around us come the end of the season in the middle of the table. We've done well to pick up two points away from home but we had chances to win them.

"I think we've got a great squad. The gaffer's brought in some good players and we're ticking over nicely. I'm sure if something falls our way we can go on a nice run of wins."



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