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
Bruno Lascelles Dunk Sessegnon
Knockaert Mooy Shelvy Cairney
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.