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Wood: I had a shot because I didn't want to get told off
SAM Wood said his long range goal against Plymouth on Saturday owed much to not wanting to get told off by manager Gareth Ainsworth.
Wood scored only his fourth ever goal for Wanderers as he lashed home a 25 yard screamer to get his side off and running in the 3-0 win at Home Park.
Ainsworth told the Bucks Free Press last week he encourages his players to shoot from anywhere and Wood heeded his words with Saturday's opening goal.
The midfielder said: "He goes mad if you don't shoot, which isn't a bad thing. He's all about shooting and crossing. If you don't, you get told off.
"Everyone puts balls in the box and we shoot. It's all about taking chances - if you don't shoot, you're never going to score, so we shoot and hopefully they go in."
Wood claimed the club's goal of the season award last year for his opening day 35 yard volley at York but he said shooting isn't something he specifically works on in training.
The 27-year-old travels in to the training ground from Kent each morning so doesn't stay late to practice his long range shooting.
He said: "I'm up early so I do my bits early. I'm first in off the training ground trying to get home because I need to get my rest because I'm up early.
"I have a couple of shots in training. I don't stay late and if anything I practice my corners more than anything."
He added: "I don't make it easy do I? It's nice to get on the scoresheet. I dug it out and managed to find top bins.
"It was nice getting the award last year. If I get it again I'll be buzzing, but I'm not all about scoring goals, I'm about getting the three points.
"A good performance is the main thing. We were under a bit of pressure as well. It [his goal] took the pressure off us and we went on and scored a few more."
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