James Beattie has spoken on striker Chris Wood. Beattie arrived at the club in the summer and is the perfect role model for Wood who had a tough start to the season before coming into a purple patch along with the side. If Chris Wood plays well then generally the team will play well such is the importance of his role. Beattie thinks Wood should be “destroying” teams in the division.

Beattie, “Everybody’s seen a good improvement but Chris Wood at this level should be destroying teams. He’s so physically strong; a beast, really. I wasn’t as big as Chris but I know that defenders playing against me knew they’d get a whack,”  

“He’s a very coachable player. There’s a lot more to come from Chris, he’s a really nice lad off the pitch but I think he can be more aggressive on it and you’ve seen a bit more of that recently.”

Wood is normally target number one when Leeds are playing poor and at times he does deserve criticism but not as much as he gets. He’s certainly a confidence player and we need him playing like he has been for the majority of the season, his form is crucial to the success of the team.

Wood is back in many fans good books after working extremely hard and hopefully he can hit the ground running come Derby on Saturday, a place where he had his best moment in a Leeds shirt since his arrival, a 88th minutes screamer to take the points last season.

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