Greg Abbott suggests goal-target for Chris Wood

Chris Wood of Leicester City

Chris Wood has been in impressive form for Leeds United in recent weeks.

Greg Abbott has suggested on TV Yorkshire that Leeds United striker Chris Wood should be happy with 15 goals this season.

The New Zealand international has scored 11 goals and created 36 chances in 31 Championship appearances for Leeds so far this campaign.

Wood recently returned from a hamstring injury that kept him on the sidelines for the best part of two months.

Former Leeds coach Abbott believes that the 24-year-old should be happy with his goals return so far this campaign, and has suggested that he should try to score four more times between now and the end of the season.

“Well, if he hits the 15 mark, which I think was a good marker for him anyway, especially with him being the lone striker for large parts of the season," Abbott told TV Yorkshire when asked what Wood’s goal-target should be.

“15 goals and then playing that role on his own would be acceptable. The very fact he has missed a lot of football through injury makes it more than acceptable.”

Scoring 15 goals playing for a team that may not finish in the top 10 of the Championship and that too after missing a considerable chunk of the season due to injury has to be deemed a success.

The former West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City striker has his limitations, but he can be productive when he is given the right service.

One aspect of his game that Wood needs to improve is his shooting accuracy. The Leeds striker has a shot accuracy of just 37% in the Championship this season.

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