Liam Cooper backs Leeds striker Chris Wood to make amends in next game after poor performance against Burnley

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The striker squandered a couple of excellent chances to earn a share of the points against the Championship leaders.

Liam Cooper has backed Chris Wood to make amends in Leeds' game against Birmingham on Tuesday after the striker squandered two excellent chances to earn a share of the points against Burnley at the weekend, the Yorkshire Evening Post reports.

The Whites fell behind to a first minute goal from Scott Arfield at Turf Moor, and while most may have thought that Steve Evans' men were in for a long afternoon, the away side put in an extremely gutsy performance.

However, they were unable to avoid defeat as the New Zealander missed two golden opportunities in the second-half. And while Cooper conceded that the chances will be playing on Wood's mind, he insisted that the forward has the ability to make the difference against the Blues.

"He'll be hurting," he told the Yorkshire Evening Post. "He'll beat himself up but he's got a chance to make it right on Tuesday and he will do."

Although the 24-year-old is United's joint top goalscorer with nine league strikes since moving to Elland Road, he has been guilty on several occasions this season of failing to convert glorious chances that may have had a major impact on the result.

However, he has also shown that he has the potential to produce moments of magic out of nowhere. Near the start of the campaign, he gave a huge indication that he would be able to justify the fee that was required to bring him to the club as he scored a stunning winner in the dying minutes of their clash against Derby County, and Cooper is confident that he has the potential to do something similar once again in midweek. 

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