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Chris Wood sends a message to the Leeds fans who doubt him

The 23-year-old Leeds forward has come in for criticism after missing a series of chances.

Chris Wood says he knows he's not going to be everyone's cup of tea but hopes his goals will speak for themselves at the end of the season, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

The Leeds United striker missed a number of chances against Rotherham United and has also failed to hit the target on several other occasions this season.

As such, there has been plenty of criticism from Leeds fans and even Wood himself, along with interviewer Adam Pope, acknowledged the fact the target man divides opinion among the Elland Road faithful.

But Wood has sent a message to those who doubt him, insisting he gives 100 per cent every game and that he hopes the goals he accumulates over the course of the season will justify United's decision to sign him during the summer.

The New Zealander told BBC Radio Leeds: "We had more than enough opportunities as a team. I wouldn't panic over this performance.

"Hopefully my goals will speak for themselves come the end of the season. I know I'm not going to be everyone's cup of tea because I'm a bigger man and I won't be able to move around as much as the smaller strikers. But I always give 100 per cent."

Wood is the Whites' top scorer with six Leeds goals so far this season.

But performances like Saturday's against Rotherham certainly won't elevate his stock among United fans.

Leeds, as a whole, had plenty of opportunities against Neil Redfearn's side. Not taking your chances can be self-destructive in the Championship.

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