Recent Leeds signing Chris Wood reacts after scoring first Elland Road goal against Everton

Chris Wood of Leicester City

Leeds striker Chris Wood hit his first goal for the club on Saturday.

Leeds United striker Chris Wood has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he wasn't worried about scoring his first goal for the club.

Wood, 23, left Leicester City earlier this summer in order to sign for Leeds on a permanent basis, with the New Zealand international having a number of loan spells throughout his career.

A big, physical striker, Wood is expected to spearhead the Leeds attack this season, with Uwe Rosler moving quickly to bring in the forward Leeds so desperately needed.

On Saturday, Wood scored his first goal for Leeds United in the 2-0 win over Everton, and it came in front of the Elland Road crowd during an impressive victory.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Wood says it was 'nice' to open his account, but also admitted that he wasn't worried about getting off the mark as he has confidence in his ability to score on a regular basis for Leeds in the Championship this season.

"It’s nice to score but I wasn’t worried because ultimately I know I can score goals in this league," said Wood. "I know I can do that come the start of the season."

"As a striker you’re always going to be under pressure and we’ve got a whole squad back at the training ground who are working hard to get the shirts off us. There’s competition throughout the squad but it doesn’t bother me who’s scoring as long as we’re winning games," he added.

Wood will have plenty of pressure on him given his previous scoring record in the Championship, but it's clear that he believes he can handle it.

With new manager Rosler likely to deploy a 4-3-3 system, Wood will be the focal point of the attack, with plenty of crosses into him and players running off him.

Goals will be expected, and after Mirco Antenucci finished last season as Leeds' top goalscorer with just ten strikes to his name, Wood could be the solutton Leeds have been looking for in attack.

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