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Neil Redfearn: The opposition can't cope with this Leeds star

By Harvey Byrne

Neil Redfearn was full of praise for striker Chris Wood after another fine display for Leeds against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday evening.

The Yorkshire giants fought to a 2-0 victory over Garry Brazil’s relegation fighters with two second half goals.

New Zealand international Wood opened the scoring after 55 minutes before Souleymane Doukara unleashed a rocket volley which found the top corner.

The goal marked Wood’s 20th strike in all competitions this season and Redfearn believes the opposition can’t cope with the powerful striker.

“Well he is, because if you take his goals out obviously there will be a problem,” started Redfearn speaking on TV Yorkshire after the match.

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“I just think his general play as well, the way he works hard and closes down, his touch is good, his movements really good and he always looks a danger. He always manages to get right in front of goal and they’re very aware of him in the opposition, but there’s nothing they can do about him at the minute.”

Wood is currently second in the goal scoring charts in the English second tier with 17 strikes to his name.

He trails three goals behind Newcastle striker Dwight Gayle, while leading Brighton and Bristol City forwards Glenn Murray and Tammy Abraham by two.

Wood’s goals have proven pivotal for the Yorkshire giants this campaign and the win in midweek has seen them rise back up to third place in the table.

They are currently sitting seven points behind Newcastle in the automatic promotion spots, while leading seventh placed Derby by eight, but both teams hold a game in hand over Monk’s side.

Leeds’ next match will see them take on non-league Sutton on Sunday before facing Blackburn in the league three days later on Wednesday.

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