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Rosler provides update on Wood's fitness ahead of new Championship season

Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler has explained that Chris Wood may not be completely fit ahead of the new season.

Leeds United manager Uwe Rosler told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he doesn’t think the club’s new striker Chris Wood will be fully match fit for the start of the season.

Leeds’ first Championship game of the new campaign against Burnley is just around the corner and Wood is an option for Rosler to base the rest of the team around for that game.

The boss has admitted that while he’s not completely fit, the club’s new striker should be available to play some part in the game, if he doesn’t start.

“He’ll maybe not be 100 per cent but he’ll be in a position where he is match fit,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Should Woods be Leeds United’s main striker?

There is a definite argument to suggest that Wood should be the main man through the middle of the attack.

He’s joined the club from Leicester City, who have been playing at a higher level and he’s got the stocky sort of strength to be competitive against any Championship defence.

He’ll also have a determination to get stuck in and to start the season well with his new club, giving himself momentum and confidence as the games start coming thick and fast.

The beauty for Rosler

The main beauty of Rosler’s situation is that he’s got options with regards to the Leeds attack and doesn’t have to rely on any one player if they’re not performing well.

He has different attacking players and can toy with different systems until he’s able to settle on a formation, which he feels gets the most out of the current crop of players at the club.

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