Leeds United defensive midfielder Liam Bridcutt has told BBC Radio Leeds that Chris Wood changed the game against Bristol City on Saturday afternoon.
The Whites returned to winning ways in the Championship with a narrow 1-0 triumph over City at Elland Road.
Souleymane Doukara’s goal in the 59th minute proved to be the difference between the two sides.
Wood, who had been struggling with a hamstring injury of late, did not start the game, but he came on as a substitute in the 54th minute.
Bridcutt, who is on loan at Leeds from Premier League side Sunderland, believes that the New Zealand international striker was very influential in the win against City.
“He (Wood) comes on, he gives you that bit of extra,” the 26-year-old told BBC Radio Leeds. “He holds on the ball well, and when he came on, he changed the game for us.”
Over the course of the 90 minutes at Elland Road, hosts Leeds had 58% of the possession, took seven shots of which just one was on target, and earned six corners.
Visitors City had 42% of the possession, took 10 shots of which only three were on target, and earned five corners.
Leeds are 16th in the Championship table at the moment with 35 points from 28 matches, 11 points behind Sheffield Wednesday, who are currently sixth and occupy the final playoff spot.