By Will Butcher

Liam Cooper has defended Leeds teammate Chris Wood on Twitter after he received criticism from a supporter despite his goal heroics.

Wood, 24, has been in unstoppable form, scoring four goals in his last four league and cup encounters.

But one fan described Leeds’ attacking spearhead as the worst striker to play for the club in their 97-year history on Twitter.

This provoked the former Chesterfield man Cooper to issue a defence of his teammate on his personal account on the social media site, labelling the fan as “boring”.

The continued criticism is somewhat of a surprise as the target man’s return to form has coincided with Leeds’ superb run of form that has seen Garry Monk’s men pick up four wins on the bounce.

Wood secured Monk’s fourth domestic win of the season with a first -alf winner, after starting the move on the edge of the area before heading powerfully past Bartosz Bialkowski.

The target man is expected to start against Bristol City on Tuesday night, as former Swansea boss Monk eyes a fifth consecutive win.

Cooper is expected to remain seated on the bench, as loanees Pontus Jansson and Kyle Bartley occupy the centre-back slots.

Cooper, who moved to Elland Road in 2014 for £600,000 has been pushed aside in recent weeks despite being one of the front runners to become captain at Elland Road.

In other Leeds news, the Championship outfit could be about to make their next signing before January for a reported £3.6million.