Chris Wood sends encouraging message to Leeds team-mates on Twitter following defeat

Leeds striker Chris Wood has tried to rally his team-mates after the 3-0 defeat to Middlesbrough.

Leeds United striker Chris Wood has taken to Twitter to try and encourage his team-mates following their 3-0 defeat away at Middlesbrough.

David Nugent put Boro ahead inside two minutes after Giuseppe Bellusci failed to clear a cross, before the Italian headed the ball into his own net for 2-0.

Diego Fabbrini rounded the win off with the third goal after a mistake from Sol Bamba, leaving Leeds to go back to West Yorkshire empty handed.

It could have been so different though, as Mirco Antenucci had a goal harshly ruled out for offside at 2-0 - and had the goal stood, Leeds would have been right back in the game.

Antenucci was starting in an unfamiliar lone striker role, with Chris Wood sidelined through injury for this game. The New Zealand international has impressed for Leeds since his summer move from Leicester City, and Uwe Rosler's men certainly missed his physical presence in attack.

After a disappointing defeat, Wood took to Twitter to reflect on the performance, suggesting that he and his team-mates simply need to go again next weekend when they face Birmingham City.

The circumstances in which Leeds lost the game will disappoint the squad as well as manager Rosler, with individual mistakes and refereeing decisions largely to blame for the loss.

Leeds know they can do better, and with Wood - a vital player for the way Leeds play - potentially back in the side for the next game, Rosler will be hoping to finally pick up his first home win of the season.

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