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Steve Evans believes Chris Wood can lead Leeds United to promotion

Chris Wood has netted 11 times in 32 Championship matches for Leeds United this season.

Steve Evans has told Radio Yorkshire that Chris Wood has the ability to lead Leeds United to promotion next season.

Wood has had an injury disrupted campaign at Elland Road this time around, but he is still at the top of the Yorkshire’s side’s scoring charts.

The New Zealand international has netted 11 times in his first 32 Championship appearances for the Whites, and Evans has challenged him to continue hitting the back of the net between now and the end of the season.

“I said to him today that I would be looking for him to get between 12 and 13 goals this season,” Wood said.

“He’s the type of striker who can lead you to a promotion campaign, and us having him as fit as we have now got him gives us more of a chance.”

Wood was Leeds’ marquee signing last summer from Leicester City, and he has shown glimpses of his true quality.

The powerful front man appears to be Evans’ main man up front, as he has forced both Souleymane Doukara and Mirco Antenucci out of the team.

Wood’s performances have been impressive since he returned from injury, and he now has netted three times in his last four outings.

Wood’s next chance to impress is likely to come in Leeds’ match against Wolverhampton Wanderers later this evening.

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