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Bristol City boss Derek McInnes wary of Leicester City striker Chris Wood


Bristol City boss Derek McInnes knows only too well who Leicester City's dangerman will be at Ashton Gate this afternoon.

New City striker Chris Wood started his career at the King Power Stadium in fantastic form, scoring three times in his first two games. That has come as no surprise to McInnes, who had the New Zealand international on loan from West Bromwich Albion last season.

Wood scored three times in 19 appearances for the Robins, but has scored 14 so far this season and McInnes knows he is a player his side must keep an eye on today.

"Because of his frame, everyone thinks he is a target man, but he is a lot more than that," said McInnes.

"He is also a very good scorer of goals and we always thought he would do that in a forward-thinking team that was going well.

"He scored some important goals for us last season and he always got himself in positions to do that.

"Obviously, he started this campaign brilliantly, scoring goals for Millwall.

"Now he has earned himself a very good move to Leicester, who will be in the shake-up for promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season.

"His movement is good, he can cause problems in and around the box and he will have a good partner in David Nugent.

"Leicester have a few players we will need to concentrate fully on and Chris is certainly someone we will have to be aware of."

McInnes believes City are one of the strongest sides in the Championship but hopes his relegation battlers can still cause an upset this afternoon.

"I said when we played Leicester earlier in the season that they were as good as anything in this league," he added.

"They already had a good squad of players under Sven-Goran Eriksson, and Nigel Pearson has come in and added to that.

"They have a good mixture of youth and experience, know-how and pace, and we saw the way they dispatched Huddersfield (6-1) the other week.

"If they get their tails up, Leicester can be a formidable team. But they are also a team we feel we can cause problems and beat."

Bristol City boss  Derek McInnes  wary of Leicester City striker Chris Wood

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