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Wood: Leeds are back on the map

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Chris Wood insisted that Leeds United’s transformation has put the club “back on the map” as he targeted shooting them to the Premier League in 2017-18.

The 25-year-old striker enjoyed an impressive campaign in his second season at Elland Road and strongly suggested he intends to remain at the club next season.

Wood finished the season as the top marksman in the Championship as he scored a total of 27 goals in 44 appearances.

This was a much better return for the New Zealand international who notched up 13 goals in his debut campaign with the Yorkshire club.

His goals were still not enough to earn Leeds a place in the playoffs as they finished in 7th position, missing out to Fulham by five points.

Speaking with the Yorkshire Evening Post, Wood revealed that he was very pleased with his contribution this season and he feels that Leeds are moving forward in the right direction as he said his plan is to shoot the club to promotion glory next season.

“Personally it was a great season for me,” he said.

“I really enjoyed my season and put Leeds back on the map and in a position that we want to be.

“It has been a great season and hopefully I can take that into this summer campaign.”

Wood will be hoping that he can guide Leeds to the Premier League as he did with Leicester City during the 2013-14 campaign.

The striker already has experience playing in the English top flight as he made 10 league appearances for the Foxes during the 2014-15 season where his only goal came in the opening game of the season in a 2-2 draw against Everton.

The forward is currently on international duty as he is captaining the New Zealand side that will face Belarus in a friendly match on the weekend before participating in the 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia.

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