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Steve Evans pleased with Chris Wood's performance for Leeds United against Hull City

Chris Wood has netted seven times in 19 appearances for Leeds United so far.

Steve Evans has told LUTV that Chris Wood played to his potential for the first time in a Leeds United shirt during their match against Hull City last weekend.

Wood has struggled to show his best form since arriving at Leeds from Leicester City during the summer transfer window.

However, the New Zealand international striker got on the scoresheet during the Whites’ 2-1 win over Hull last Saturday.

And Evans said: "I was delighted for him. Everyone has feelings. Chris has a reputation that has been hard earned, that he scores goals and he is such a presence in the Championship.

"But, for me, for the first time I’ve seen him play in a Leeds shirt with the aggression and ability that he has got was Saturday. He’s set the bench-mark now."

Wood has faced his fair share of criticism for his performances at Leeds so far, but his latest strike should provide him with some confidence.

Evans clearly has faith in the target-man’s ability, as he has started him in every match he has taken charge of so far this term.

The 53-year-old boss has regularly partnered Wood with Mirco Antenucci, and their partnership up front has shown some signs of promise.

Leeds’ win over Hull has moved them into 17th place in the Championship table, and the side’s next match comes against relegation threatened Charlton Athletic at the weekend.

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