Noel Whelan makes interesting comments about Chris Wood, says he is no Yeboah

Chris Wood of Leicester City

The New Zealand international is struggling for form at Leeds this season.

Leeds United lost 2-1 to Rotherham United yesterday in the Championship in another disappointing fixture from the club.

Their season is, once again, petering out to an unmemorable finish and pre-season promise has not been realised.

Much of that promise came after the impressive looking signing of Leicester City striker Chris Wood. Leeds beat off plenty of competition to bring in the New Zealand international and hopes were high that he would be finding the net with regularity this season.

But injuries have forced him into a stuttering campaign, scoring just eight goals in 29 appearances and not a single one in 2016.

Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan was discussing the Kiwi striker on BBC Radio Leeds after the game yesterday and was critical of the Leeds striker:

“Look I’ve never said he is Tony Yeboah. I have never said he is that good.

“But we’ve got him, we’ve paid decent money for him. We’ve not seen anything near what is the best from him, in the form and scoring goals.

“If I had my choice of strikers would Woody be my first? No, he wouldn’t. But we’ve got him and he is our main striker.

“He is the one that has got to take it on, the pressure on the shoulders, and deal with it.”

Wood has been unfortunate with injuries this season and that has certainly not helped his goal tally for the club this season.

But it is his general performances in the second half of the season that have disappointed and it seems many Leeds fans believes he is not offering much to the club at the moment.

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