Leeds fans react on Twitter to Wood shortlisted
By Matt Far
Leeds goalscoring sensation Chris Wood has been shortlisted for the Championship Player of the Year award – and fans on Twitter are delighted.
It was confirmed by the club’s official website on Monday afternoon that Wood had been named on the three-man shortlist after a superb season at Elland Road.
The 25-year-old striker currently tops the Championship goalscoring charts with an impressive 24 goals from 36 appearances, and has fired Leeds into promotion contention.
Leeds fans have often sung the praises of the New Zealand international for his efforts over the course of the campaign, and his nomination was music to the ears of fans on Twitter.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
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— Jac (@JacLUFC) March 27, 2017
Might stick a fiver on Wood to win POTY
— BC (@BC_LUFC) March 27, 2017
Had a great season so far could get even better MOT.
— Roger Cartwright (@rogercart57) March 27, 2017
i doubt whether wood will get player of the season but he is definitely the most improved player of the season #lufc
— topman65 (@baldyman1965) March 27, 2017
had a very good season fella fair play 2 you
— Andrew Sharpe (@Andyray63) March 27, 2017
give it to him no contest
— Michael Davidson (@MickeyD44314901) March 27, 2017
Wood will have done with service from likes of Ritchie we have Sacko
— Bryn Johnson (@BrynLufc) March 27, 2017
Chris Wood! ???????????? https://t.co/LA3v89kxxd
— CheeseWedgeJake ???? (@CheeseWedgeJake) March 27, 2017
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) March 27, 2017
His award nomination is richly deserved for his impressive displays, but he faces fierce competition from Newcastle’s Dwight Gayle and Brighton’s Anthony Knockaert in the bid to be crowned winner.
The winner is set to be crowned at the EFL awards in London on April 9.
His superb goalscoring form has also reportedly caught the eye of Premier League outfit Everton, who are considering a £15million move for the striker in the summer.
Wood could be the second Leeds player to win an EFL award in as many years, after ex-midfielder Lewis Cook was crowned EFL Young Player of the Season for 2016. He is currently at Bournemouth.
Current Leeds attacker Kemar Roofe, meanwhile, had also been named Player of the Year for League Two, following a successful campaign with Oxford last term.
In other Leeds news, Garry Monk must look to sign this promising Premier League prospect if promoted.