Huge Leeds blow as main man sidelined against Fulham - reliable journalist
By Harvey Byrne
Leeds have been dealt a huge blow heading into Tuesday evening’s clash against Fulham with main man Chris Wood sidelined with a calf strain, according to a reliable journalist.
The 25-year-old striker is the Yorkshire giants’ top scorer and bagged two goals in Friday evening’s 3-1 victory over Birmingham.
However, Yorkshire Evening Posts chief football writer Phil Hay shared on his personal Twitter account in the build-up to the match that the New Zealand international was sidelined for the Craven Cottage clash.
No Luke Ayling and no Chris Wood getting off the team coach. Word is that he's got a calf strain. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) March 7, 2017
Wood has been key to the Yorkshire giants’ success this season, playing in 38 fixtures in all competitions, while returning with a very impressive 25 goals.
Additionally, he has missed just the one league game this campaign, which resulted in a close 1-0 victory for Leeds at home against Brentford in December.
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It was revealed earlier in the week that Marcus Antonsson had travelled with the squad to Fulham after previously being in the Under-23s and he could be one option to replace Wood in the starting line-up.
But, Monk also has the option of using usual wideman Souleymane Doukara in the lone striker role against the Cottagers.
With 11 games left of Leeds’ season fans will now be hoping the injury does not keep Wood out for too long.