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Adeyemi comments on pressure attached to Chris Wood

Leeds United midfielder Tom Adeyemi has commented on the club's summer signing Chris Wood.

Leeds United midfielder Tom Adeyemi told the Yorkshire Evening Post that he feels there’s currently a lot of pressure on Chris Wood to succeed in attack.

Wood bagged the vital goal as Uwe Rosler’s team secured a much needed 2-1 win in their last game over Derby County, which has given them something positive to focus on with the first international break of the season.

Adeyemi has stressed the importance of other Leeds players being able to chip in and take some of the pressure away from the club’s main centre forward.

“We dug in, we showed good character not to go behind and that gave us a platform to go and get the win. The way we play at the moment with Woody up top, there’s a lot of pressure on him to provide the goals and it’s nice if other people can chip in,” he told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The importance of Leeds having multiple goal threats

It’s important for Leeds to increase the number of threats they pose to the opposition goal because it makes them much more unpredictable.

That makes them dangerous and makes it more difficult for opposition managers to plan in terms of tactics for how they will deal with keeping Leeds quiet in big games.

Adeyemi may suggest that there’s a lot of pressure on Wood when he plays as a sole striker, but he’s certainly showing no signs that he’s about to crumble under the pressure.

What Rosler and the rest of the squad can’t allow to happen is for him to become isolated, which could be a main cause for frustration.

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