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Leeds United star Chris Wood set to topple £9m man Andre Gray's benchmark

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates scoring their first goal

Burnley's Andre Gray topped the Championship scoring charts last season...but Leeds United striker is on course to beat his tally already.

Burnley's Andre Gray celebrates scoring their second goalBurnley's Andre Gray celebrates scoring their second goal

Andre Gray was prolific in 2015/16 as he fired Burnley to automatic promotion.

His 25 goals helped the Clarets go up as Championship champions, and made his £9 million move from Brentford look like money very well spent.

Yet with just one week gone in March, his tally from last season is already looking like being eclipsed, by Leeds United striker Chris Wood.

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates scoring their first goalLeeds United's Chris Wood celebrates scoring their first goal

The New Zealand ace netted two on Friday night to give Leeds a 3-1 win over Birmingham, to make it four goals in his last four games.

He now has 22 for the season in 32 appearances, and is well on course to surpass Gray's tally.

  TeamSeasonGoalsAppearances
Andre Gray Brentford / Burnley 2015-2016 25 43
Chris Wood Leeds 2016-2017 22 34
Dwight Gayle Newcastle 2016-2017 21 25
Abel Hernández Hull 2015-2016 21 42
Ross McCormack Fulham 2015-2016 21 45
Jonathan Kodjia Bristol C 2015-2016 19 45

Wood is closely followed by Newcastle's Dwight Gayle, who also netted at the weekend, with the duo both likely to exceed Gray's 25 goals.

Gayle though is more certain of winning promotion, with Newcastle running away with the title and Leeds having to negotiate the play-offs.

Already Wood has beaten the figure of 21 set by Abel Hernandez last season and Ross McCormack and Jonathan Kodjia (19), with Aston Villa spending huge money on the duo as a result in the summer.

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