Wood achieves his footballing dream

Wood achieves his footballing dream

Former Cambridge junior Chris Wood says heís about to achieve his footballing dream by winning a starting spot for a team in Englandís Premier League.

The 25-year-old All White striker has signed a four-year deal with Burnley who paid NZ$26 million to Leeds United to secure his transfer.

Wood told the Lancashire Telegraph his ambition was always to return to the EPL, having failed to win a starting position with previous top-level clubs Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion.

ďIíve got a lot of ambition to achieve in the future. Iíve got goals that I want to achieve and it starts here (at Burnley),Ē he said.

ďIíve never started a game in the Premier League and this is what I want. My ambition has been to play in the Premier League for years.

ďIíve had tastes and sniffs at being in there but Iíve never had the chance to get a proper crack and coming here I feel like Iíve got the opportunity to do that. That was one of the biggest if not the biggest drives to be here.Ē

Wood played two seasons at Cambridge as a junior before making his senior football debut (as a 14-year-old) for the clubís first team, in the Northern League.

He scored on his debut and was soon picked for Waikato FC in the NZ National League. The rest of his football journey is explained in the following story by TV One:

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Date Added: Wednesday, 23rd August 2017
Link: Watch former Cambridge striker Chris Wood score the goals that earned him the Golden Boot in England's Championship