Chris Wood happy to take Leicester City's next penalty
If Leicester City are awarded a penalty against Sheffield Wednesday today, Chris Wood will have no fear of stepping up to take it.
Wood fluffed a spot kick at Blackpool two weeks ago and it cost City two vital points. But he said the miss, when his penalty rattled the crossbar, has not bothered him since.
The 21-year-old has been in fantastic goalscoring form since joining City from West Bromwich Albion in January, nailing nine goals in 11 games.
Wood said he never lets any missed chances affect him.
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"Missing the penalty didn't bother me," he said. "It was one of those things. Numerous other players miss a penalty. It doesn't bother me.
"I will still be there ready to take the next one. It is just one of those things on that day, it didn't go in. You have to be there to miss them.
"You are always going to miss penalties in your career, it is just about limiting them.
"Hopefully, I will get the next one as soon as possible. We are still creating chances, which is the main thing, and we know we are a threat and can score goals."
There seems to be even more pressure on strikers to take the chances in tight games, but the laid-back New Zealander said he can handle any pressure.
"There is always going to be pressure but it is a case of dealing with it and making sure you are ready for the next game," he said.
"You have to try and get away from it and just relax, and then be able to switch and be fully focused when you come into training.
"You can't over think things. I just lie around and watch television and relax. I just chill out."
Wood said all the City players believe they can turn around their recent form and get back in the hunt for an automatic promotion place.
"You can see in the dressing room and in the training games we have that we are still working hard for each other and have the belief in each other," he said.
"That is what we need for the rest of the run-in.
"It is going to be a tough game on Saturday because they are a very physical side. They have a lot to play for but so do we.
"Hopefully, we can go out there, stick to our own beliefs and get the right result against them."