By Harvey Byrne
Former Leeds boss Neil Redfearn has named current star Chris Wood as the club’s player of the season.
The Yorkshire giants have had a so far successful campaign as they sit in fourth place in the league table with nine matches to go.
Garry Monk’s team contains a number of high in quality players, including Pontus Jansson, Luke Ayling and Rob Green.
However, Redfearn has picked out striker Wood as the standout player, hailing his contribution to the team a long way above that of his teammates’.
“Chris Wood, I just think his contribution is far and away above anybody else,” told Redfearn when naming his Leeds player of the season on Radio Yorkshire.
Wood has seemingly come on strides under the guidance of both Monk and first team coach James Beattie.
The New Zealand international has struck an impressive 25 goals in 39 fixtures, which has seen him top last season’s total by 12 strikes with time still left in the season.
It is believed that he will have a huge part to play in whether Leeds end their 13-year wait for Premier League football.
But, if they fail to succeed then he could be eyeing a way out of the famous club with two years left on his contract.
Leeds will take on second placed Brighton at Elland Road on Saturday before facing Reading in fifth at the Madejski Stadium after the international break.
In other Leeds news, this defender has joined the Whites from a top-flight side.