Confirmed: Leeds player is among top three in Championship
By Matt Farr
Leeds goalscoring sensation Chris Wood has been shortlisted for the Championship Player of the Year award.
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 is joined on the shortlist by Newcastle goalscorer Dwight Gayle and Brighton winger Anthony Knockaert, with the winner set to be crowned at the EFL awards on April 9.
Wood’s nomination comes as little surprise to Leeds fans, who will be hoping their star performer can be given the recognition he richly deserves for his efforts over the course of the season.
He has scored 24 goals from 36 Championship appearances this term, as he tops to the league’s goalscoring charts heading into the final eight games of the campaign.
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The Leeds striker was in red hot form prior to the international break, hitting the back of the net on five occasions in his last four league outings.
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.
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