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Wood wants to score more goals

3 October 2012

Sky Blues defender Richard Wood wants to improve his goal tally after his Dons goal...

Coventry City defender Richard Wood hopes he can add to his goal tally after scoring against MK Dons in the 1-1 draw at the Ricoh Arena.

The central defender scored his first goal since his injury-time equaliser at Leeds United last season, when he headed home a brilliant Gary McSheffrey corner.

Stephen Gleeson’s deflected effort made sure both sides went home with a point but Wood wants to add more goals to his game this season.

The 27-year old said: “It has been a long time since my last goal for the side but I am happy I have got one tonight and now of course, I want some more.

“I like going up for set-pieces and I’m always looking to attack the ball when I can. Today, I was able to get there so I was really pleased with the goal.

“The gaffer has been through a few things with us on how to attack set-pieces and I was able to find the space because of that. To be fair, Gary McSheffrey has put it on a sixpence really so it made my job easier.

“I’m really pleased to get on the score-sheet and help the side get a point. Hopefully I can do that a few more times this season.

“I want some more goals and I know I can be a threat in those areas so it has given me a lift so many more to come hopefully.”

Wood’s header rounded off a great period of the game for Coventry as they controlled much of the opening stages of the game.

MK Dons came back into the game though and could have won the match through several chances in the second half so Wood was content with the point.

He added: “They are a good side who know how to pass the ball and we did well at times to control their play. We started the game really well but it slipped away from us in the second half even though we did have chances to win the game.

“They pass the ball really well and I don’t think many teams in this league do that. Maybe we helped them do that as the Ricoh is a great pitch to play on.

“We know we can do what they did tonight so we need to come away from the game with a way of moving towards that level of understanding.

“I think it is a point gained really as they will be up there at the end of the season and that is now four points out of six.

“Hopefully we can get run going and build up more points with the important home game against Bournemouth at the Ricoh this weekend.”

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