Rosler comments suggest he has made his mind up on Wood - Antenucci

Mirco Antenucci

The Leeds boss was full of praise for his strikers after the 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday.

Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler has heaped praise on forwards Chris Wood and Mirco Antenucci after Saturday's Yorkshire derby, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Wood netted for Rosler's men as he and experienced Italian Antenucci linked up well together in the final third once again.

And the Leeds boss's comments suggest he has made his mind up on whether his side are better off with both forwards up front rather than just the one.

Rosler told BBC Radio Leeds after his side's 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday: "Both strikers did well. Mirco looked fine. They linked up and worked with each other.

"They always looked a threat, always looked like something could happen. They were offside a bit too much at the end of the game but, for me, only positives."

  MatchChances Created
Leeds Leeds vs Sheff Wed 14
Leeds Leeds vs Burnley 12
Leeds Reading vs Leeds 8
Leeds Bristol C vs Leeds 5

As Opta stats show, Leeds created their highest amount of chances of the season during the Sheffield Wednesday draw. The introduction of Alex Mowatt had a lot to do with that in the second half but Wood and Antenucci certainly contributed in the final third.

United's chance count was low against Bristol City but that counted for little in front of goal as Antenucci and Wood both netted on that occasion.

It looks as though Rosler has made his mind about the partnership - and that Leeds are a much more potent force with the both of them in the side. Goals are still in short supply for now, of course, but that should improve with time, while the difference is clear to see when the Whites duo work together as opposed to by themselves as lone strikers.

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