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Chris Wood benefiting from Kevin Phillips advice



Leicester City striker Chris Wood admits that he is benefiting from Kevin Phillips advice.

The New Zealand born striker has been superb in-front of goal this season and scored in the Foxes 2-0 victory away at fellow promotion chasers Burnley.

The emphatic win at Turf Moor saw Leicester move fifteen points clear of third placed Queens Park Rangers, and six ahead of Burnley.

Wood’s superb long range dipping effort sealed the win, which followed up David Nugent’s lovely curling effort into the bottom corner.


And the striker has revealed that veteran striker Kevin Phillips has given him he confidence, and belief to be successful in front of goal.

Wood said: “If you watch Kev, he is in and around it as well. It is one of those things strikers do just in case it bounces up in and around the box, so you can get your head on it.

“Kev is brilliant. When things occur, situations in games, he will sit there and talk to you and tell you about what he would do and what should be happening, and why he thinks a striker should be doing that.

“You have to sit back and listen because he has been a top striker for so long, the top scorer in the Premier League at one point.

“He has done very well in his career. He is definitely helping us.

“I have had a few one-on-one training sessions with him.

“He has the ability to be a good coach and he is definitely helping all the strikers.

“It would be great if he stayed as a coach. I know I would learn a lot from him.

“He will sometimes pull you aside and show you something, but he does it more when you are on the substitutes’ bench with him and he will lean over and point something out.

Nigel Pearson also stated his delight with the brilliant win at Turf Moor, as he stated in his post match interview to the BBC.

Coming into the game we were probably the two most consistent sides over the entirety of the season and we’re very pleased to get the win.

“I’m delighted with the performance in the sense that knowing how tough it’s going to be at this stage of the season where the pressure’s very much on results rather than performance – I was pleased with our ability to deal with the big occasion against a very good side.”

The Foxes need just 7 points to guarantee promotion to the Barclays Premier League.

By Ben Reardon


ScoopDragon Football News Network

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