Wood’s emotional return
All White Chris Wood is set for an ‘‘emotional’’ return to King Power Stadium tomorrow.
The Burnley striker, who made more than 50 appearances for Leicester City during a two-year spell at the club, will take on the Foxes in their first home game since the death of owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
‘‘It’s going to be a day filled with emotion,’’ said Wood, who broke a 10-game goal-scoring drought when he netted in Burnley’s last match against West Ham.
‘‘Vichai was a great, respected person, both at the club and Leicester in general. There will be a lot of emotion around the game and we’ll have to deal with that.’’
Wood said he was devastated to learn that Srivaddhanaprabha, an extremely popular figure at the Premier League club, had died along with four other people when his helicopter crashed outside King Power Stadium late last month.
‘‘It definitely hit me,’’ he said. ‘‘He was a man that talked to everybody, he got to know everybody and he was a family man. He’d do anything for you.’’