By Alex Stevens

Chris Wood delivered his best-ever Leeds display in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Ipswich, according to a leading journalist.

The New Zealand international, 24, scored his seventh goal of the season, and his fifth in nine league matches, as Garry Monk’s side secured a fourth consecutive win in all competitions.

Yorkshire Evening Post chief correspondent Phil Hay has claimed that he had “never seen” the striker be as effective as he was against Mick McCarthy’s team.

Hay took to his personal Twitter account to acclaim Wood as “excellent”, a “proper centre-forward’ and a player capable of “bullying centre-backs”.

Woods was heavily criticised by Leeds fans in the early weeks of the season but he has silenced his critics with his clinical finishing.

The Yorkshire giants have won four consecutive matches and have conceded just one goal in those games.

Monk’s side have climbed to 12th in the Championship and have secured a place in the last-16 of the League Cup, when they will host Norwich at Elland Road.

In other Leeds news, Monk has dropped a hint about his future transfer activity in the free agent market.