Steve Evans raves about Leeds United striker Chris Wood

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Chris Wood has scored eight goals in 28 matches for Leeds United so far.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has told LUTV that Chris Wood is looking sharp, as he edges closer to a return from injury.

Wood has made just two substitute appearances since picking up an injury back in January.

However, the New Zealand international is pushing for a start ahead of Leeds’ match against Rotherham United on Saturday.

And Evans said: “I’ve just seen Wood, he’s in fantastic shape.

“If his performances can mirror the shape that he’s in, we’ve got one hell of a player in the building. We know we’ve got one hell of a player, now we just need to get him on the pitch.”

In Wood’s absence, Evans has started with Mirco Antenucci and Souleymane Doukara up front.

The pair have both scored fairly frequently, and Antenucci has received a nomination for the PFA fan’s Player of the Month award.

Wood’s return will be a major boost, though, because he is one of the Yorkshire side’s main attacking threat.

The 24-year-old has scored eight times in 28 matches so far this campaign, putting him in second place in the club’s goalscoring charts - behind Antenucci. 

If Leeds are able to beat Rotherham on Saturday they could move up to 12th place in the Championship table.

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