Former Cambridge forward Chris Wood has struck a rich vein of form for English club Burnley, scoring his fifth Premier League goal in his five latest appearances.
In the lead up to Burnley’s 3-0 win against West Ham United, the 27-year-old All Whites striker signed an extended contract to stay at Burnley at least until June 2023.
He celebrated the new deal by scoring the Clarets’ second goal after having an earlier ‘goal’ ruled out VAR technology for being offside.
On Friday (November 15), Wood will be a member of the New Zealand squad to play the Republic of Ireland in Dublin, a game that would give him his 57th appearance for the All Whites.
The match will be televised live on Sky Sports (kick off 8.45am).
Wood, who played junior football at Cambridge and made his senior debut with the Reds, joined Burnley 2017 and has since scored 25 goals in 72 games.
“It’s nice to have the two years under my belt and to be settled and happy where I am and now it’s about pushing forward and doing even better,” he said after signing his new contract.
He joined Burnley as a club-record signing of about $NZ30 million from Championship side Leeds United, where he scored 41 goals in 83 appearances. Wood had previous spells with West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City.