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Chris Wood on the best thing about Leeds United and their prospects for the season

The New Zealand international arrived in a big money-move earlier this summer.

Summer signing Chris Wood has revealed his favourite aspect of Leeds United on the Sky Sports FL72 podcast, available here.

“The atmosphere…” said the New Zealand international.

“It’s a huge club and every time you step on the pitch the Leeds fan are always there bringing you through and that’s the main thing.”

The 23-year old arrived from Leicester City for around £3 million – according to the YEP – earlier this summer and has quickly settled into life at Elland Road, scoring twice in the Whites' opening four games.

Wood is well travelled in the Football League, having spent time at eight clubs before his switch to Leeds, and boasts a respectable goal return of 48 in 188 appearances.

His struggles with the Foxes were well documented, but Elland Road already appears to be a happier hunting ground for the 6’3 forward.

Despite his best efforts, the Whites have failed to register their first win this season and currently sit in 15th place in the Championship table after four draws in as many games.

Wood is still optimistic for the season ahead, however, and when asked where Leeds would finish, replied: “I’m not gonna put a position on it but we’re gonna do our best, we’re a team on the up, we’re building.

“We’ve got a lot of new signings and young players coming through and it’s a team that’s looking good and looking to progress.”

The Leeds faithful will hope his words ring true after their underwhelming start, but the task doesn’t get any easier, with a trip to Pride Park this weekend to take on Derby County next up for Uwe Rosler’s men.

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