Steve Evans praises Chris Wood's performance for Leeds United

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Chris Wood scored Leeds United's goal against Queens Park Rangers yesterday.

Steve Evans has told Radio Yorkshire that Chris Wood was outstanding for Leeds United against Queens Park Rangers yesterday evening.

Wood was selected to start for the Whites last night, as he continued to come back to full match sharpness following a lengthy absence.

The 24-year-old has only played four times since January, but he did not look at all rusty against QPR, as he caused Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side a whole host of problems.

Wood put Leeds in front in the contest, after poking home a deep cross, and Evans has urged the rest of the Whites team to start getting better service to the front man.

“I thought he was outstanding, the big fella,” Evans said. “He needs a lot better service than we gave him tonight. But you only had to look at the way he was moving tonight, and pulling balls down across the pitch.

“He’ll only get better for the next seven or eight games. It’s a big job to get him sharp for the start of next season.”

Wood’s goal had looked to have provided Leeds with the three points last night, but a late penalty from Tjarron Chery rescued a point for the R’s.

Wood has had his critics over the season, but he arguably remains Leeds’ most dangerous attacking outlet.

The New Zealand international has scored nine goals in 29 Championship appearances for the Yorkshire club so far this season.

After their draw with QPR, Leeds are now in 15th place in the Championship table.

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