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Noel Whelan reacts to Leeds draw, has positive words for Chris Wood

Leeds United played out a goalless draw with Reading away from home in the Championship this afternoon.

Noel Whelan has told BBC Sport that he was pleased with Leeds United’s performance against Reading in the Championship earlier today.

Leeds played out a goalless draw with the Royals away from home at the Madejski Stadium.

Over the course of the 90 minutes, the Whites had 49% of the possession, took nine shots of which one was on target, and earned one corner.

Hosts Reading had 51% of the possession, took 14 shots of which three were on target and earned five corners.

It was not exactly a game to remember, but former Leeds striker Whelan highlighted a number of positives for Uwe Rosler’s side.

“All Championship sides are just finding their feet,” Whelan told BBC Radio Leeds. “It might takes some players four games to get up to the speed and tempo that they want to be at.

“So far I am satisfied with what I have seen. The back four were tremendous for me. They competed and they threw their bodies in front of shots.”

“We’ve got a team that is working hard for each other and you have got to have that mentality in this division,” added the 40-year-old. “If you put the hard work in then you will get your rewards.”

Whelan was also pleased with the performance of Leeds’ summer signing Chris Wood and had positive words for the striker.

“There were very few chances created in the box but I thought Chris Wood did well,” said the former Middlesbrough man.

Leeds are back in action on Wednesday when they take on Bristol City away from home in the Championship.

The West Yorkshire outfit kicked off their 2015-16 Championship campaign with a 1-1 draw with Burnley at Elland Road last weekend.

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