Your Leeds United views: Let’s get behind Wood and help build his confidence

Chris Wood. PIC: Simon Hulme
Chris Wood. PIC: Simon Hulme
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Striker Chris Wood has been dominating debate among the Elland Road faithful.

Crofty121, via website

I want Chris Wood to succeed for the sake of Leeds United.

However it is clear he is a confidence player...without any confidence he looks a League Two striker with absolutely no drive or desire. With confidence he looks a decent Championship striker. I think there needs to be a lot of work on his attitude as that’s one of the reasons he is so disliked.

Leeds fans love a ‘trier’ and so far in two seasons he has only pulled his socks up in a couple of games.

For the sake of Leeds United’s promotion push it’s imperative that we get this guy believing he’s a worldly and top drawer (without him losing his effort for the team) otherwise we may struggle to find goals.

Striker must ruffle feathers

andydeestb, via website

CHris Wood has a big part to play in Garry Monk’s plans and strategy. He is big, strong lad! who as James Beattie says “should” start making his physical presence felt. I can’t remember when he last got yellow card?

If Woody can add more ruffling of feathers to his game, he would create more opprtunities for others. Still, I do think his game has lifted. We didn’t half miss him last season when he was out injured. If that unfortunately happened again at this moment in time, we would miss him again!

Scoring goals is all that matters

8rs, via website

I don’t know if Chris Wood has proved his doubters either right OR wrong.

He has scored a lot of goals, which is exactly what he gets paid for. He’s also missed a lot of goals too. As long as he keep putting some of the chances away, and we keep winning, he’s okay by me. I add, I’m not his biggest fan, but the scoring he’s doing is more important than what I think.

Our strength in depth is a worry

AK10, via website

KYLE Bartley and Pontus Jansson are doing very well and if one had to drop out through injury or suspension then I think we could cope with Liam Cooper coming in.

The problem is that we are very thin in any other cover. There is no obvious fourth choice centre-back.

Every successful squad should have four centre-backs who can be changed without a noticeable decline in the defensive performance. I do not think we have that at the moment.

It isn’t beyond the bounds of possibility that we could lose them both at the same time through injury and/or suspension.

At the moment we would struggle in those circumstances and that must be dealt with in the January transfer window or sooner if there are any adequate free agents available.

At the moment our attack does not look strong enough to make up for any weakness in defence.

The current improvement is a result of the improved defence and the attack still has to be more productive if we are to really challenge for promotion.

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Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

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