BURNLEY striker Chris Wood and West Ham defender Winston Reid are international teammates this week with New Zealand, but in just over a week the two will be in direct competition at Turf Moor in the Premier League.

Wood and Reid will be looking to help New Zealand to a friendly win over Japan in Tokyo on Friday before they return to the UK ahead of the Clarets meeting with the Hammers on Saturday, October 14 (3pm).

The two have linked up with the All Whites this week in a training camp in Nagoya and Reid has started the friendly fire, suggesting he might give Wood, who has three goals for Burnley so far, a kick on the flight home.

?"I've been joking that I'm going to kick him on the flight back home," Reid said.

Joking aside, the West Ham man said he was pleased to see Wood get his chance in the Premier League after his £15million move to Turf Moor from Leeds United in the summer.

"I'm very pleased," the All Whites captain said. "He's worked really hard the last couple of years, his performances have been getting better and better and he deserves this."

When club duty returns Wood will be looking to get the better of Reid, but the Clarets striker insists the focus is all on country for now as New Zealand fine tune preparations for their Intercontinental Play-Off for a World Cup spot in November.

"I've played with Winnie for a number of years now and he's a very good player, but they have 10 other great players in their starting lineup when it does get round to it, but we're not focusing on that just yet. We're looking to get a result come Friday," Wood said.

"It's all geared for New Zealand. There's nothing about clubs at the moment, once we get past this game and have a positive reaction to it, then we can look forward to that sort of encounter."