By Coral Barry
Steve Evans has admitted he could not believe Chris Wood missed two sitters during Leeds’ 1-0 defeat to Burnley on Saturday.
Wood was starting just his fourth Championship game in 2016 against Burnley after having his season disrupted by injury and Evans was surprised to see his star striker miss two golden opportunities.
Both of the chances came in the second half with Leeds pushing for an equaliser and Evans has admitted a fully fit and firing Wood would have easily found the mark.
“They’re bread and butter to him [Wood],” said Evans speaking to Yorkshire TV. “He’d normally put them in the net.
“When you look back at the chances, which I have just done, the net is just three quarters empty and you would normally expect him to put them in.”
Wood’s return to the starting eleven has been a slow process with Evans eager to ease him back into action in recent weeks.
When his first injury hit him in late December, Wood was the club’s topscorer, but Evans has revealed it will take time for the forward to rediscover his goal scoring touch.
The 53-year-old said: “He’ll be back on Tuesday, he’ll lead our line [against Birmingham].
“I thought his performance all round [against Burnley] was very good. He’s getter fitter.”
In other Leeds news, Evans has singled out the star performer for the Whites against Burnley.