Chris Wood says Leicester City are heading for Premier League
In-form striker Chris Wood is convinced Leicester City are destined for the Premier League.
The 21-year-old New Zealander said the reason he chose to join City was because everything about the club is ready for the top flight of English football.
City moved into the automatic promotion places in the Championship with a 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough and Wood, who is hungry to return to the Premier League, said he feels this could be their season.
"I feel we can get promoted, 100 per cent," he said. "That is where I want to play, week in and week out. Hopefully, I can do that with Leicester.
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"That is what I am going to aspire to do in my whole career. I want to be a consistent player in Premier League.
"You can see this club is going in just one direction – up. You can see that from the youth team set-up and right through the club.
"Everyone wants to win and be in the Premier League. The ambition is unbelievable. That is why I chose to come here."
With six goals in his first four games, Wood has made a remarkable impact and appears to have settled straight into the City set-up.
Wood believes his experiences from his five loan spells at Barnsley, Brighton, Birmingham, Bristol City and Millwall have helped him adapt to new surroundings, but he is also quick to praise his new team-mates for making the transition easier.
"I think that, because I have been out on loan so much, has helped me settle quickly," said Wood, who joined City from West Bromwich Albion at the start of the year. "But I think it was down to the lads who have taken me in and made me feel welcome.
"They got me in and talked me through everything, and didn't shut me out.
"That is what you need when you come to a new club. You want to feel settled and the lads have done that. They have been brilliant.
"No matter what, coming into a different environment, every footballer has been through that and knows what it is like.
"They all know we have to gel and get new players settled as quickly as possible because it is only going to benefit the team."