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New Zealand team-mate tells young Kiwi hopefuls to look up to Leeds United star Chris Wood

Jeremy Brockie believes Wood is the man to look up to in New Zealand football.

Leeds United striker Chris Wood has had a mixed time since arriving at Elland Road from Leicester City in the summer.

The New Zealand international has at times been unplayable and has eight goals in 24 games this term.

However he has also had spells where his displays have left much to be desired and it would be fair to say his stint is not yet a success.

But he has been receiving plenty of praise this week.

One of his Kiwi team-mates Jeremy Brockie has been discussing comments made by the New Zealand national coach this week. Anthony Hudson had slammed young Kiwi players earlier in the week and Brockie says that Wood is the man they should look to emulate.

The SuperSport United forward told Radio Sport in New Zealand:

"He's always the last person to get off the training pitch, he'll go and do extra shooting and given that extra work and being in that professional environment definitely grows you and you learn a lot."

There is no doubting the work ethic of Wood. The Leeds striker loves scoring goals and puts in the hours to try and make himself the most dangerous striker he can be.

He has not played yet in 2016 after picking up an injury in a draw with Derby County - a game in which he scored. He will be hoping to feature against Ipswich Town tonight and to get back to scoring ways for the club.

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