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Albion could enter race to sign two-goal striker
Albion boss Gus Poyet has left the door open to enter the race for Chris Wood. The Seagulls’ former loan striker scored an eye-catching double in Millwall’s 2-2 draw against the Seagulls at The Amex last night. Millwall have made a £1 million bid to sign the big Kiwi permanently in January but face competition from Leicester, Huddersfield and, possibly, Albion following his two-goal show. Poyet told The Argus: “We are trying to get someone. That player until today was not Chris Wood. That doesn’t mean he’s not coming. “Until today we weren’t even talking to anyone about Chris. We know how well he was doing, because we have been watching strikers everywhere in the world and he, of course, was one of them, so we’ll see. “We are doing other things and we need to check plenty of things before we even move for someone.” Asked if Wood is the type of player Albion are after, Poyet added: “In the kind of form and attitude he is showing now, yes. He is no longer a kid. He knows how to deal with balls in the air, how to use his big physique and his energy is non-stop. “I saw him chasing, which is great news. It wasn’t his game when he came two years ago and he is still only 21, so he is going to be a top, top player.” Poyet admits he may have to sell before he can buy in January after watching his team rescue a point from 2-0 down with sub Kazenga LuaLua’s strike and a late David Lopez penalty. Poyet revealed: “There is a budget and we’re nearly there. I don’t have plenty to spend and we’ve got enough players. I like a nice number of 24, maybe 25 max, and at the moment we’ve got those players so unfortunately there will have to be a bit of business both ways.”