Wood joins Robins on loan
Bristol City have completed the loan signing of striker Chris Wood from West Brom until the end of the season.
Last Updated: 12/01/12 11:19am
Bristol City have completed the loan signing of striker Chris Wood from West Brom until the end of the season, subject to Football League clearance and a medical.
The young New Zealand international spent the first half of the campaign on loan at Birmingham, where he established himself as the club's top scorer, netting 10 goals in 28 appearances in all competitions.
Blues boss Chris Hughton was keen to bring Wood back to St Andrew's for the rest of the season but the 20-year-old has instead linked up with Championship rivals the Robins.
City manager Derek McInnes has high hopes for the youngster, who has also spent time on loan at Barnsley and Brighton since joining the Baggies from native side Hamilton Wanderers in 2009.
Ex-St Johnstone boss McInnes told the club's official website: "Chris is someone I have been aware of for some time and I tried to sign him on a couple of occasions at St Johnstone.
"In the end he went to Barnsley and Brighton due to restrictions on cross-border loans.
"I'm delighted we've been able to add him to our squad for the rest of the season and he will be a real asset.
"He's a big lad with good feet and he's already shown himself to be a proven goalscorer at Championship level.
"I'm sure he will prove a valuable addition to the squad. I've seen him play a number of times; he's young and hungry and I'm sure he will enjoy his time with us."