Chris Wood issues rallying cry as Leeds promotion campaign lies in ruin
By Matt Farr
Leeds striker Chris Wood remains fully confident that the club can seal promotion to the Premier League.
The Championship club sit on the brink of missing out in the promotion race after a stuttering run of form has left them chasing the pack.
Leeds boasted an eight-point lead in the play-offs not long ago, but now sit three points adrift of sixth-place, with just two matches remaining.
They host Norwich at Elland Road on Saturday knowing that only a win can fire them back into contention, but top goalscorer Wood insists that it can be done.
He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “It’s definitely not over. Nobody knows what’s going to happen going into this weekend’s game.
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“If we win it and other clubs drop points, it makes the last weekend a massive one. I’ve got total confidence that we’ll get the right results. Then we’ll see if luck plays its part.
“We need to do the business and give ourselves a chance to be in the Premier League. I want to take this club up.”
Three play-off places remain after Huddersfield became the first side to guarantee their place in the end of season showpiece, with Reading, Fulham and Sheffield Wednesday currently in the driving seat.
Back-to-back defeats against Wolves and Burton Albion leaves Leeds chasing the pack, but Wood’s rallying cry ahead of their Norwich clash suggests that the players have not given up hope.
Wood has been the leading figure in Leeds’ promotion campaign this season, scoring 25 goals from 42 appearances in the Championship.
Leeds travel to second-from-bottom Wigan Athletic on the final day of the season.