By Will Butcher
Leeds fans are frustrated after New Zealand captain Chris Wood has been handed another start as the Whites prepare to face Fulham.
The target man has come under increasing scrutiny following a disappointing start to the season as the Whites are yet to record a Championship point.
The 24-year-old was Leeds’ top scorer last season with 13 goals, but has managed to find the net just once from the penalty spot against League One outfit Fleetwood Town during the Yorkshire giant’s EFL Cup game.
Garry Monk has fielded a very attacking line-up, with Liam Cooper, Kalvin Phillips, Stuart Dallas and Kemar Roofe all returning to his startling eleven.
Swedish hitman Marcus Antonsson partners former Leicester striker Wood up-front, while League Two Player of the Year Roofe and Euro 2016 star Dallas return after being told to sit on the bench against Birmingham on Saturday.
Leeds fans have expressed their dismay on Twitter following Monk’s decision to start out-of-form Wood.
Monk has also decided to drop goalscorer Hadi Sacko, despite finding the back of the net against Birmingham. Alex Mowatt, Ronaldo Vieira and captain Sol Bamba have also been axed.
Fulham have started their Championship campaign in fantastic fashion, seeing off title favourites Newcastle and beating Preston 2-1 on Saturday. Former Leeds target-man Matt Smith is set to lead the line for the Cottagers, after finding the net in both games.
If the Championship encounter goes the way of Leeds the they are likely to move out of then relegation places, while Fulham could go top with a win.