By Danny Wright

8th Apr, 2017 | 6:21am

This is where Leeds would be in the Championship without Chris Wood - report

By Danny Wright

Chris Wood is the Championship’s top goal scorer and Leeds would be 17th in the table without him this season.

The New Zealand international has struck 24 goals in the league this term, two more than his closest rival Dwight Gayle.

Garry Monk’s side look set to finish in the play-off places but the Birmingham Mail have shown that things would have gone a lot differently without Wood.

The 25-year-old, who has a total of 27 goals in all competitions, is without a goal in two games that has seen Leeds fire blanks in losses to Reading and Brentford.

He scored twice against Brighton in mid-March but has looked out of sorts since suffering a knock while on international duty for the Kiwis.

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Wood has earned Leeds 20 points this season with his goals – no other team has been more dependent on one player for points.

Gayle has been responsible for 19 of Newcastle’s points while Aston Villa have Jonathan Kodjia to thank for keeping them away from the bottom of the table by earning 18 points.

The West Yorkshire club are fifth in the table with 69 points, but without Wood they would be in 17th place fighting a possible relegation battle.

They would still be nine points clear of the drop zone but, as their form has suggested recently, if Wood doesn’t score – they don’t win.

In the latest Leeds news, the club should make a move for this PL defender in the summer.

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