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Chrismas sales rush

19 December 2012

Two-goal Kiwi tops shopping list - Daily Mirror

Kenny Jackett insists he's desperate to keep hold of star striker Chris Wood after his two goals sparked more transfer speculation.
The 21-year-old Kiwi, on loan from West Brom, scored a classy double as Millwall surrendered a two-goal lead before escaping with a point on the south coast.
Wood, whose contract deal expires on January 1st, has now scored 10 goals this season and is attracting attention from a whole host of Championship clubs.
the Lions have already tabled a bid in excess of £1million and boss Kenny Jackett is confident they can see off the likes of Brighton, Leicester and Huddersfield.
"He scored two good goals and the second was a screamer," said Jackett. "I can't talk for Brighton or any other club. He's with us at the moment and we're happy with him.
He's fitted in very well. I haven't got any news, but do we like him and would we like him here? Yes we would.
He likes it at Millwall and he's played. He has been first choice and that's a good thing. Does he want to stay? I'm sure he does."
The in-form striker showed just why he's being pursued. With 25 minutes on the clock Shane Lowry's cross picked him out in the Albion penalty area and he guided the ball beautifully into the far corner.
That appeared to rouse the home side and Gordon Greer crashed a header against the bar after rising to meet David Lopez's free-kick.
Brighton emerged with a lot more purpose after the interval and came within inches of an equaliser when Lopez's free-kick smashed against the post.
But any momentum the home side had built up was blown away when Wood produced a moment of magic to send a 25-yard curling effort into the top corner.
That goal looked to have knocked the stuffing out of Albion, but Kazenga LuaLua, a constant menace since his 39th-minute introduction, soon halved the deficit when his rasping 25-yard drive gave David Forde no chance.
Brighton continued to pile forward and thought they should have had an equaliser after insisting Adam El-Abd's header had crossed the line only for their appeals to be waved away.
But with time running out, Craig Mackail-Smith was fouled inside the penalty area and Lopez stood up to fire home and salvage a point, much to the relief of Gus Poyet.
He said: "In terms of analysing where we were after 60 minutes it's a point gained. It was a proper fightback. There was desire and character and we'll take a point."

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