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Steve Evans says he was surprised Chris Wood joined Leeds

Chris Wood joined Leeds United from Leicester City in the summer transfer window.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans said on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports News HQ on Saturday afternoon that he was surprised that Chris Wood joined the club in the summer transfer window.

"I never thought six months ago, nevermind six years ago, that I would be working with the likes of Chris Wood," said Evans. "He is an exceptional striker, and it was a surprise when I saw him join Leeds United in the summer."

Wood joined Championship outfit Leeds from Premier League side Leicester City in the summer transfer window.

Leeds are the 11th club that Wood has played for in his professional career (including the clubs where he has been on loan), and he is still only 23 years of age.

The New Zealand international striker has been playing well for the Whites this season and has been among the goals.

The former West Bromwich Albion man has scored six goals and created 14 chances in 14 Championship appearances so far this campaign.

Wood has a pass accuracy of 64% and a shot accuracy of 31%, and has won 46 headers, one dribble and four tackles.

Leeds are 15th in the Championship table at the moment with 19 points from 16 matches, six points above the relegation zone.

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