Charlie Taylor suggests just what Chris Wood could have achieved this season without injury struggles

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The Leeds Player of the Year believes his teammate could have scored 20 goals this term if he had been consistently fit.

Leeds United left-back Charlie Taylor has told the club's official website that he believes striker Chris Wood could scored at least 20 goals for the club this season if he had not struggled with sporadic injury problems.

Wood joined the Whites last summer from Leicester City and is the club's top scorer this season with 13 goals, all of which have come in the Championship.

That total has come despite the 24-year-old managing just two appearances between the end of December and 12th March due to persistent issues with his hamstring.

Nevertheless, the New Zealand international's goals helped Steve Evans side to a 13th-placed finish this term, which Taylor believes represents an improvement upon last year.

However, the left-sided star insists that Wood would have had an even more impressive tally were it not for his absences.

Taylor told the club's website: "I think we’ve definitely improved from where we were last season,” he says. “We’ve brought some real quality players in.

"I think Woody could have easily got 20 goals if he’d have been fit all season."

With the striker having racked up eight goals by the time he suffered his initial injury, Leeds were left ruing what might have been when he picked up where he had left off upon his return.

The former West Bromwich Albion man scored five goals in eight matches in the final month of the season, and perhaps fittingly scored the club's very last strike of the campaign in the draw with Preston North End on Saturday.

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