Leeds boss Steve Evans comments on big job with Chris Wood; says he is getting better and better

Leeds United

The Leeds United striker is finally back playing regularly.

Leeds United manager Steve Evans has been speaking to West Yorkshire Sport ahead of the Championship clash with Hull City this weekend.

Leeds are enjoying a fine run of form, winning their last three matches and moving up to 11th in the table as a result. However it will be tough to make it four on the bounce when they visit the KC Stadium on Saturday.

Hull are still in with a chance of automatic promotion and they will be desperate for three points of their own, so if Leeds are to come out on top they will need star striker Chris Wood on form.

The New Zealand international scored two goals in the 3-2 victory against Reading earlier this month and on another day he could have matched that tally against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday evening.

While Wood failed to find the back of the net on that occasion there is no doubt he is rediscovering his best form and Evans was full of praise for the 24-year-old this week.

“We had a big job to do with his fitness,” the Leeds boss told West Yorkshire Sport. “His performances since he’s come back in are getting better and better.”

With 11 goals in 34 appearances this season Wood will know he can improve, and if he can stay fit next season he could ultimately be the difference between promotion and disappointment for the Whites.

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