Chris Wood admits Leeds United must do better after their disappointing defeat to Newcastle

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goal

Leeds are still firmly in the chase for the play-off positions but they cannot afford a repeat of last weekend's display.

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goal

Leeds United striker Chris Wood has admitted to the club’s official Twitter account that last weekend’s abject defeat to Newcastle United was well below par.

Garry Monk’s side brought an end to an impressive run of three consecutive wins when Dwight Gayle’s 12th and 13th goals of a prolific Championship season condemned them to an abject 2-0 defeat at Elland Road.

The former Swansea boss said after the game that his team were unlucky in the key moments, particularly when Rob Green failed to deal with a Jack Colback lob in which laid the opener on a plate, but Wood says the squad understand that they have to rectify their performance against Yorkshire rivals Rotherham United on Saturday.

“It was a tough game, it wasn’t our best game but we look forward to the next game, getting it right and putting it back on track,” the New Zealand international told the club’s official Twitter account.

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates after scoring their second goal

“They’re a very good side with a very good squad but we weren’t at our best, the way we like to be and we know that. And we’re going to put that right at the weekend.”

Rotherham are bottom of the second tier table with just seven points to their name thus far, and have lost three out of four games since Kenny Jackett, who managed Monk at Swansea, took charge in October.

Therefore, Leeds could hardly face better opposition as they aim to return to winning ways and ensure they are not overtaken by a number of sides circling just below them in the tightest of tables.

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates scoring his sides second goal

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