Chris Wood makes a confident claim about himself

Leeds' Chris Wood in action with  Birmingham's Michael Morrison

Chris Wood is confident about having a successful 2016-17 campaign for Leeds United.

Leeds' Chris Wood in action with  Birmingham's Michael Morrison

Leeds United striker Chris Wood has told The Yorkshire Evening Post that he can score 20 goals for the club next season.

Wood had injury problems last season, but he still managed to score 12 goals in 35 Championship appearances for Leeds.

The New Zealand international striker created 39 chances, had a pass accuracy of 60% and a shot accuracy of 39%, and won 128 headers, nine dribbles and eight tackles.

Wolverhampton Wanderers' Carl Ikeme saves from Leeds United's Chris Wood

The 24-year-old is now fully fit and has started pre-season training with his Leeds teammates.

Wood has said that he is determined to score a lot of goals for Leeds during the 2016-17 campaign.

The former West Bromwich Albion and Leicester City striker has claimed that he will score 20 goals for the West Yorkshire outfit next season.

“All things considered it was a good return,” Wood told The Yorkshire Evening Post about his performances last season. “It wasn’t a great return, I know that, but it was good when you consider everything that went on.

“I can do better, though, and I know I can be the leading striker here. I’m looking forward to proving that this season.”

Leeds United's Chris Wood

“You need both, goals and a defence which keeps clean sheets, but everyone knows that goals are important in this league,” added the Leeds striker. “Everyone wants one (a 20-goal striker) and that’s what I think I’m capable of.”

Wood joined Leeds from Leicester on a four-year contract in the summer of 2015. According to The Yorkshire Evening Post at the time, the Whites had to pay the Foxes a transfer fee of £3 million.

The striker did well last season considering his injury problems, and he seems determined to do even better in 2016-17.

New Zealand's Chris Wood shoots at goal

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