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FOR­MER Leeds striker Chris Wood has re­vealed he did not refuse to play for the club against Sun­der­land in or­der to push through his £15m trans­fer.

In the build-up to Leeds’ clash at the Sta­dium of Light in Au­gust, Burn­ley had a bid ac­cepted and it was ini­tially be­lieved the 25-year-old had pulled out of the match to com­plete a switch to Turf Moor.

How­ever, the New Zealand in­ter­na­tional ex­plained the edict came from Burn­ley.

He said: “Burn­ley’s bid was sub­ject to me not play­ing against Sun­der­land, and ev­ery­body thinks that I re­fused to play. It was com­pletely out of my hands.”

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