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Noel Whelan raves about 'excellent' Chris Wood... but slams rest of Leeds side

The former Leeds forward praised the 24-year-old striker after the 1-0 win over Bristol City.

Noel Whelan believes the 'excellent' Chris Wood changed the game for Leeds United against Bristol City on Saturday afternoon, according to BBC Radio Leeds.

Leeds beat City 1-0 and, despite the fact he didn't score, owed Wood a lot for their winner.

But the rest of the United side generally flattered to deceive and Whelan was damning in his assessment of Wood's team-mates.

Whelan is quoted as saying by the BBC: "When Chris Wood came on he was excellent and he was a bit of a game changer for United. He was part of the goal and just his presence in the box made it a different kind of game for Bristol."

On the rest of the Leeds side, however, the former forward was far from as generous: "It was probably one of the most unconvincing performances I've seen this season yet we've come away with a win and a clean sheet.

"There’s so much there that needs to be approved because against a better side, it would have been a different result today.

"The first half was like they’d played three games in three days - there was no energy, no creativity and the body language was all wrong."

Leeds head coach Steve Evans was also full of praise for the 24-year-old after the win over Bristol City - understandably.

But the Scot also claimed the Whites could have sold the New Zealander 'five times' this window.

Wood is clearly in demand and, when Leeds aren't playing well, can make a huge difference in the final third.

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