Steve Evans insists Wood played well and will start on Tuesday

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The Leeds striker was defended once again by his head coach.

Steve Evans says Chris Wood played very well aside from his two big missed chances against Burnley on Saturday afternoon, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

And the Leeds United striker will be straight back in the starting line-up on Tuesday night, according to his boss.

Wood missed a pair of gilt-edged opportunities but head coach Evans has defended the target man's overall contribution.

Evans is quoted as saying by the YEP: "With the two Chris Wood chances, they’re bread and butter to him, he would normally put them in the net.

"The net is three quarters empty and you’d normally expect him to put them in, but he’ll come back on Tuesday, he’ll lead the line on Tuesday. His performance all round other than that was very good."

After the Burnley loss, however, Leeds fans don't seem to agree with Evans about the quality of Wood's overall performance.

He's a striker at the end of the day - and he didn't put away two solid chances.

The problem for Evans, of course, is the lack of alternatives when it comes to starting Wood up front. Leeds travel to Birmingham City, which won't be an easy game.

The 1-0 loss at Burnley extends United's run to no wins in four and just the one draw. But, as consolation, they were playing the top team in the Championship right now...

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