Transfer Latest: Nottingham Forest player still likely a favourite at Millwall for his loan antics…

Chris Wood joined Millwall on loan from West Brom in 2012 and impressed during his time at The DenChris Wood has played for many English clubs since he joined as West Br.

Arrived in this countryNow 32, Wood plays for Premier League side Nottingham Forest, has a physical presence in the top flight and has been a prolific goalscorer at both Championship and Premier League level.After joining the Baggies, Wood rose through the ranks of Albion’s academy, leading to a call-up to the club’s reserve team. It was here that Wood impressed and at the end of the 2008/09 season he signed a professional contract with the club.Wood made his Premier League debut for the Baggies in April 2009, becoming the fifth New Zealander to play in the competition. The Baggies were relegated to the Championship for the 2009/10 season before winning promotion to the Premier League at the first attempt. With West Brom in the Premier League, Wood found playing difficult and was loaned out to several clubs.He was loaned out to Barnsley, Brighton, Birmingham City and Bristol City before moving to The Den with Millwall in September 2012. Wood joined the London club on 17 September 2012 on an initial two-month loan, making his debut from the bench. against Cardiff City the following day. The goalkeeper would make his first start for the club the following weekend, playing the full ninety minutes and scoring against his former loan club Brighton.During his time at the club, Wood performed very well and became a favorite among the Millwall faithful as the club fought to stay in the division. Wood had a successful October, scoring five goals in just three games with braces in back-to-back games against Birmingham and Huddersfield and a goal against Nottingham Forest.In November his two-month loan was extended until January, such was the impact he had at The Den. In total, Wood scored 11 league goals in just 19 appearances for a club which struggled in the lower echelons of the table before being recalled by parent club West Brom in December.The Baggies announced in late December that they had accepted permanent offers from Millwall and Leicester City for the striker, but unfortunately for Millwall fans, he chose the latter. It means Wood ended his time at the club on a somewhat sour note, but Millwall fans will always be grateful for what the striker did for the club. His three-month loan spell made a huge difference to the club and helped keep them in the Championship that season.

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