The PFA team of the year is pretty hard to argue with in the main, the only absentee that is a surprise is Pontus Jansson. The likes of Luke Ayling, Kyle Bartley, Gaetano Berardi and Rob Green have missed out due to the strength of the league this year, but no matter how strong the league Chris Wood was making this team.

PFA Team Of The Year

Stockdale

   Bruno      Lascelles     Dunk    Sessegnon

    Knockaert       Mooy      Shelvy      Cairney

  Gayle        Wood

Chris Wood currently sits on 25 league goals for the season, the highest in the division and came up just short in the hunt for the Player of the Year at the Football League awards. The winner was Brighton winger Anthony Knockaert which was fair enough but there wasn’t too much more Leeds striker Chris Wood could have done. The Kiwi captain is in line to win the Leeds United Player of the Year as well but faces stiff competition from the likes of Pontus Jansson, Kyle Bartley and Rob Green among others.

Wood arrived from Leicester City in the summer of 2015 for a fee of around £2.5 million. Considering the fees for some of the strikers currently in the division he represents the bargain of the century.

Current Strikers (Championship)

Jonathan Kodjia – Aston Villa – £18m

Scott Hogan – Aston Villa – £12m

Dwight Gayle – Newcastle United – £11m

Ross McCormack – Nottingham Forest (loan from Aston Villa) – £12m

Matej Vydra – Derby County – £8m

Wood was booed onto the park in the third game of the season when we hosted Fulham, the striker then netted an overhead kick for his first league goal of the season. He then scored twice in two games against Blackburn, to trigger a steady rise that hasn’t stopped as of yet, his latest coming in the 95th minute of the trip to St. James park last Friday night, a goal that could yet prove huge in the race for promotion. The point proved even more crucial given the loss to Wolves a few days later.

About Author

Born in Gibraltar, raised in Scotland from a very young age. Been a huge fan of Leeds United since I could walk and talk, thanks to my Dad, the English half of me. After a few years in Australia I moved to Leeds, the trips from Scotland down to the city a few times a season didn't cut it. Love the city. Love the people, and the 12 hour round trip to Elland Road is about a 20 minute round trip. Love writing about the club, the more I write the more I feel comfortable doing it. As long as it's enjoyable I'll continue to do so, keep looking to step it up and progress as well. Leeds United is more than just a football team for me, as is it with so many others.

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