Wood moves to Blues on loan
irmingham have signed striker Chris Wood from West Brom on a month-long youth loan, with a view to an extension. The 19-year-old striker goes straight into Blues' squad for Saturday's Championship opener at Derby with Cameron Jerome, Nikola Zigic and Marlon King all missing through injury. The duration of Wood's initial stay at St Andrew's means he will also be available for the subsequent league matches against Coventry, Middlesbrough and Watford, as well as the club's two-legged Europa League play-off tie against Portuguese side Nacional. Wood, who represented New Zealand at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, has risen through the ranks at The Hawthorns and enjoyed a short loan spell at Barnsley last season before then moving to Brighton, where he netted nine times as he helped the Seagulls clinch the League One title.
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