Dougie Freedman has a theory why Chris Wood is playing so well

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates scoring their first goal

Leeds United striker Chris Wood is playing well in the Championship this season.

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

Leeds United striker Chris Wood has been in brilliant form so far this season. Wood is scoring goals left, right and centre, and has established himself as a key figure in the current Leeds team.

The New Zealand international striker has scored 24 goals and provided two assists for the Whites so far this campaign. Garry Monk’s side are fourth in the league table at the moment with 69 points from 38 matches and look set to finish in the playoffs.

Wood seems to have finally found a ‘home’ at Elland Road. The 25-year-old striker has had previous spells at West Bromwich Albion, Brighton and Hove Albion (loan), Birmingham City (loan) and Leicester City among other clubs.

The striker scored both goals in Leeds’s 2-0 victory over Brighton at Elland Road last Saturday evening. Former Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman was following the match, and he suggested that fitness has been key to Wood’s performances and form this campaign.

“First and foremost, he keeps himself fit,” Freedman said on Sky Sports 1 last Saturday evening (March 18, 2017) following the Championship game between Leeds and Brighton at Elland Road when asked what makes Wood such an effective targetman.

“This is the first season I have seen Chris Wood in a long time keep himself fit, so Garry Monk has got a lot of credit.”

Nottingham Forest manager Dougie Freedman

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