Leicester City: Chris Wood in tribute to strike partner David Nugent
Chris Wood believes that playing alongside David Nugent will make him an even better player.
Wood has linked up with former England striker Nugent in his first three Championship games since joining City from West Bromwich Albion and has scored five goals.
The second of two on his debut in the 6-1 hammering of Huddersfield Town, at the King Power Stadium, was a result of superb link-up play between himself and Nugent.
Wood is quick to praise his strike partner for helping him make an immediate impact.
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"He is up there with the one of the best strikers I have played with," said Wood.
"It is not just his ability but the way he commands me and talks to me. He shows me the ways to become a good striker.
"He has been in and around the game for years and knows everything about it.
"He just makes sure I am doing everything for the team and myself to be in the right positions.
"When you are coming into a new side it doesn't always click straight away with a strike partner.
"But we both know goals are the main thing and, when he squared the ball back to me in the first few minutes of my debut when he could have shot himself, it showed what a good player he is and what vision he has to help this team get into the Premier League.
"He is a quality striker and a quality man as well. He has the ability to change any game and, playing up top with him, has brought my game on another level.
"Just having someone like him there makes it so much easier."
Wood has now scored nine goals in his last six games, including two on loan at Millwall before joining City. After such an impressive run, Wood knows expectations will be high.
"Probably the fans expect goals every game now but I know that will not always be the case," he said.
"They won't always be flying in as they are now. But as long as we are winning as a team, I don't mind if I am scoring, Nuge is scoring or even Kasper (Schmeichel) for that matter.
"As long as those three points are coming it doesn't bother me."