Monk delivers Wood injury update ahead of Leeds clash against QPR
By Alex Stevens
Chris Wood is in contention to return to the Leeds team for their Championship clash against QPR on Saturday.
Manager Garry Monk revealed on Thursday afternoon that the top scorer in the division is fully fit after missing the midweek 1-1 draw at Fulham with a calf injury.
Monk explained in an interview with the club’s TV station, as cited by the official Leeds Twitter account, that Wood has “trained and will be available on Saturday”.
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The return of Wood is a huge boost for Leeds as they aim to maintain a promotion charge that has taken them to fourth in the table.
The Kiwi international has scored 22 league goals, and 25 in all competitions, to place him ahead of all of his rivals in the Championship.
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Souleymane Doukara shifted across from the wing to spearhead the Leeds attack at Craven Cottage but was unable to add to his five goals this season.
Wood’s importance to Monk’s side is exemplified by the fact that he has scored 20 goals more than any of his teammates.
The 25-year-old will almost certainly lead the line against 14th-placed QPR on Saturday afternoon if he is deemed to have overcome what Monk claimed was a minor calf problem.