Uwe Rosler hails performance of striker Chris Wood in Derby County win

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The Kiwi scored the match-winner against The Rams.

Leeds United conducted some shrewd transfer business this summer, with the arrival of New Zealand striker Chris Wood in particular catching the eye.

The striker arrived from Leicester City for a fee reported by the Yorkshire Evening Post to be in the £3 million region.

His arrival at the club was certainly a coup from Massimo Cellino and co, beating Championship rivals to his signature in the process.

Now he is proving his worth to the team. Yesterday he scored the winning goal in the 88th minute as Leeds maintained their unbeaten start to the Championship season. This however was their first win of the campaign, coming at the home of rivals Derby County.

After the game Leeds boss Uwe Rosler had plenty of praise for his in-form striker. He told the Leeds Audioboom channel:

“I do not only have one. Mirco is on form as well.

“Chris Wood lives up to his responsibilities to be not a squad player. He is a 50, 40 plus game player for us. He wanted that responsibility.

“We gave him that responsibility and he lives up to it. Not only in terms of goals, that is probably the icing on the cake, but in terms of the way he trains, the way he conducts himself, the way he performs, I am very happy to have him.”

Wood has now scored an impressive three goals in his first six games for Leeds, including an equalising strike against Yorkshire rivals Sheffield Wednesday.

Already he looks like £3 million well spent and Leeds fans will be hoping he continues to score at this rate throughout the campaign.

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