Sat 26 December 2020 | 9:53

Burnley's striker ready to take on his former club Leeds United

Chris Wood - a club record of £15million transfer from Leeds United in 2017 - has not been as productive for Burnley this season as he was last

At a similar phase of the 2019/20 term, he had scored twice the number he has now. However, he found his way back to finding the net in the game against


by scoring the second goal of his team in the away match.

In any case, he returns to his previous club Leeds United tomorrow having helped


stretch an unbeaten track to four games in the

Premier League

on account of his third goal of the season being a definitive one in the 2-1 win over Wolves on Monday. 

Head coach

Sean Dyche

is satisfied with how his forward is advancing. However, other people have gone ahead a far cry under his supervision since leaving Leeds as well. 

"Charlie Taylor as well, and obviously Bailey Peacock(-Farrell)," said Dyche

"I think all those players have improved in different ways.

"Obviously Bailey has been sitting behind Popey (Nick Pope) but he's definitely improving, he's physically improving, he's bigger in his stature and how he's going about his business.

"Charlie Taylor I thought the other night (against Wolves) was excellent. The more he plays forward, the more we encourage him to play forward, he seems to grow and improve constantly with that side of his game and I think that's important.

"Defensively, we know he can defend, he's quick and he's strong.

"And Woody, he's proved over time here and at top level football that he's capable.

"Those three out of Leeds have all been good for us so far and we want that to continue of course, continue developing, continue improving and continue being effective."

After having an uncommon Christmas Day off, Wood will be ravenous for objectives to keep up Burnley's acceptable form against his previous club. 

“There’s still a long way to go, but let’s hope this is the turning point. Time will tell, but we know we are capable of going on an unbeaten run, so let’s hope we can carry that on into the festive period and the new year," said the New Zealand international.

“We just need to keep working hard and doing as we do on the training pitch and taking that into games.”

source: SportMob

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