WOOD WANTS TO STAY AT RICOH
COVENTRY central defender Richard Wood is sweating over his future at the Ricoh Arena.
Wood, 27, is out of contract this summer and is the Sky Blues’ highest earner.
Having returned to the side last weekend against Brentford after a nine match absence with a groin strain, Wood hopes to stay in the side for the remainder of the season ahead of crunch talks with manager Steven Pressley.
“I’ve not spoken to the manager about it and no-one has said anything to me,” said Wood.
“I think he wants to have a look at me and that’s why he put me back in but I can’t really say anything else.
“I have got to keep playing and see the games out and see where it goes. I’d like to stay. I have moved to the area and am settled here.”
Pressley is staying noncommittal on Wood’s future and he said: “These are all things for discussion.
“I only had the opportunity to see Richard for the first time at the weekend, and taking into account that he’s not played for a number of weeks I thought he equipped himself really well.
“He’s got good experience at this level and is a good type so I’ll sit down with him at the end of the season and chat to him about where we are.
“I’ll do that with all the players and be completely transparent and open with them all about where I think the future lies and how we’re going to move forward.”
HOPEFUL: Richard Wood