Leeds United's Chris Wood was totally ineffective against Brighton; fans agree

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Leeds United’s Chris Wood had a poor game against Brighton & Hove Albion.

Leeds United striker Chris Wood had an ineffective afternoon on Saturday as his side crashed to a late 2-1 home defeat to Championship leaders Brighton & Hove Albion.

After getting back on level terms following an early Brighton opener, Leeds had chances in the second period to take the lead, with Wood guilty of wasting a glorious opportunity.

The former Leicester City man scored four goals in his opening nine games for Leeds, the sort of form which would see him net 20 over a 46-game Championship campaign.

However, his conversion rate is poor and ahead of the encounter he had only hit the target five times from a league-high 35 shots – an average of one shot on target per seven attempts.

When the chance from six-yards out fell his way, he was either going to score or fluff his lines. Unfortunately for Leeds, it was the latter and that miss summed up his performance as a whole.

  GoalsShots on TargetKey PassesAerial WinnersTouchesAccurate PassesDispossessedMins Played
Chris Wood 0 0 0 5 50 18 4 90

As per the table provide by Opta Stats, Wood contributed very little and when he did have the ball at his feet, he only posted a 58.1% pass success rate, which was the lowest of any outfield player.

The 23-year-old has ability, but his performance was wretched at best and his impact in the final third was not what under-pressure boss Uwe Rosler would have hoped for.

The Leeds hierarchy spent a fair chunk on bringing Wood to Elland Road, and they will have be hoping that for that kind sort of money he would be able to contribute to the team with more than just goals.

Taking to social networking site after Twitter, Leeds fans were understandably disappointed with their team’s display, and many felt their striker was not up to the required standard.

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