By Will Butcher
Top scorer Chris Wood has described Leeds fans as “unbelievable” as his side prepares for Saturday’s Championship clash against Burton.
New Zealand international Wood scored Leeds extra-time equaliser against Norwich on Tuesday night, as the Yorkshire giants knocked the Canaries out on penalties.
Speaking ahead of Saturday’s match, Wood said that playing in front of a big crowd at Elland Road makes all the difference.
“It is huge when you play in front of a big crowd, it makes it so much better,” Wood told Leeds’ official website.
“It is lovely walking out in front of the supporters, we get nearly 30,000 at league matches and if that keeps on growing it will be unbelievable.
“Everybody knows Elland Road is a very difficult to come and play if everybody is behind the team.”
Wood delighted Leeds fans after he was in the right place at the right time to tap home a 109th-minute equaliser against Alex Neil’s side, following superb work from on-loan star Hadi Sacko on the right flank.
Former Leicester striker Wood has been in sublime form for Leeds this season despite a tricky start that saw him bear the front of Leeds’ fans frustration.
Nine goals in 17 league and cup appearances as Garry Monk’s attacking spearhead has helped Leeds move to within three points of the Championship playoffs, as well as embarking on an EFL Cup run that has seen them reach the quarter finals against Liverpool.
A win against Burton on Saturday could see Leeds move on to level points with sixth placed Bristol City, as they look to close the gap on the Championship’s elite.
In other Leeds news, fans have called on manager Monk to start this out-of-favour star against Burton.