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15 goals in 30 starts: Leeds United should hunt Lasse Vibe

Lasse Vibe of Brentford and Andreas Bjelland of Aston Villa in action

Should Leeds United go after the 30-year-old as back-up to Chris Wood?

Lasse Vibe of Brentford

Leeds United appointed Thomas Christiansen as head coach on Thursday.

Lord knows that the Denmark-born manager has many important things to see to this summer, but two items quite high on the to-do-list should be: a) Keep Chris Wood and b) Find a very capable alternative to the red-hot hitman.

Is Brentford marksman Lasse Vibe a viable candidate?

Lasse Vibe of Brentford and Andreas Bjelland of Aston Villa in action

Wood scored 30 goals for Leeds last season and their hopes of promotion next season might well hinge on keeping him at Elland Road, with The Sun reporting that newly-promoted Huddersfield Town were weighing up a £15 million offer.

Leeds lost four of their last eight Championship games last term in a run of form which cost them a playoff spot - three of those four defeats were by a one-goal margin. Wood started and finished all four and yet failed to find the net in any of them.

It underlines the importance of a plan-b option, and having scored once in 578 minutes of Championship football last season, Marcus Antonsson might not be it.

Leeds United's Chris Wood scores their second goal

One man who could be it is Vibe. The Danish hitman has netted 29 goals in 59 Championship starts - including 15 in 30 last season - for Brentford. It isn't an outstanding goalscoring record, but it's more than good enough for a back-up striker.

At 30 and with his contract set to expire next year, Christiansen would not have to break the bank to bring his compatriot to Yorkshire and such a player might make all the difference for Leeds next term.

Of course, if Wood goes then the new boss will need a far more accomplished goalscorer to fill his boots, but if the 25-year-old stays then Vibe could and should be an option to provide covering fire.

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

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