Chris Wood says he wants to follow in Mark Viduka’s footsteps

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Chris Wood wants to establish himself as a Leeds United great.

Leeds United striker Chris Wood has told The Yorkshire Evening Post that he wants to establish himself as a legend at Elland Road.

The New Zealand international moved to Leeds from Premier League outfit Leicester City last month.

The 23-year-old has scored one goal and created four chances in three Championship appearances for the Whites so far this season.

The jury is still out on Wood, who cost Leeds a transfer fee of £3 million according to The Yorkshire Evening Post, but the player himself seems to believe that he can become one of the greatest footballers in the club’s history.

“I’m at a club where number nines are bred into the history and it goes back a long, long while,” the former West Bromwich Albion striker told The Yorkshire Evening Post.

“I want to be like them, like a Mark Viduka or someone like that. I want to follow in their footsteps. I just wanted to get on the mark and on the way.

"I know I can work hard for the team and do my best, but ultimately I want to score goals as well.”

Woods appear to have lofty ambitions, but it is going to be tough for him to follow in the footsteps of Mark Viduka.

The former Australia international striker is a Leeds legend, having scored 59 goals in 130 league appearances for the Whites.

Viduka also played a key role in the West Yorkshire outfit featuring in the Champions League during his time at Elland Road.

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