'I don't mind' - Chris Wood makes Newcastle United claim after Nottingham Forest hat-trick

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Chris Wood scored a hat-trick on his return to Newcastle United.

Chris Wood came back to haunt Newcastle United after his hat-trick sealed a 3-1 win for Nottingham Forest on Boxing Day.

The Magpies sold the New Zealand international to Forest in January for £15million, 12 months after he joined from Burnley in a £25m deal. Wood scored just five goals in 39 appearances for United, only one of which was at St James' Park.

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But for Forest, Wood boasts a far better record with his treble versus Newcastle taking his total to eight goals in 25 outings.

Nottingham Forest striker Chris Wood. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)Nottingham Forest striker Chris Wood. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
Nottingham Forest striker Chris Wood. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images) | Getty Images

The 32-year-old decided not to celebrate against his former club and addressed his return to Tyneside after the game.

Speaking to Amazon Prime, Wood said: Wood: "I don't mind where I score! It is nice coming back to Newcastle, I really enjoyed my time here, it is a great bunch of lads and staff."

On the match itself, which Newcastle took the lead in via Alexander Isak's 23rd minute penalty, Wood said: "We needed three points and it was fantastic for the side to get it. This is a tough place to come. The boys did extremely well.

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"We felt like we did well in the second half, we felt like we were the better side. Nice to get the three points. We showed we have quality in this team and a team that will work hard.

"It's fantastic and what we deserved. We played well today, the boys were on fire. It was nice. I'm just happy to stick them away. That's what I'm here to do and I'm just happy I could.

"It's nice to score goals and get three points. We need to continue to do it. We need more goals and more three points."

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