By Will Butcher

Leeds fans are anxious on Twitter to see Chris Wood return from national team duty after being called up to represent New Zealand during the international break.

Wood, 25, has been called up to the All Whites’ squad to face Fiji in the 2018 World Cup qualifying phase both home and away on March 25 and 28.

New Zealand announced the 23-man squad on their official Twitter account, that sees 46-time international Wood link up with West Ham’s Winston Reid and Ipswich’s Tommy Smith.

Leeds’ number nine is in the form of his life with the Yorkshire giants, as he continues to supply the goalscoring touch in Garry Monk’s promotion push.

With little back-up to the former Leicester goal machine, fans are desperate to see their star striker return in one piece as the Championship run-in beings to loom.

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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/lclayton75/status/841337888331714560

Leeds are currently sitting in a lofty fourth position with finishing in the play-offs now a firm reality, as Wood continues to spark dreams in the minds of the Elland Road faithful.

Now on 25 goals in all competitions for the season, Wood will leave Yorkshire soon after Saturday’s evening clash against automatic promotion hopefuls Brighton.

In other Leeds news, the Whites are expected to make a significant change to their starting XI to face the Seagulls this weekend.

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