Leeds United head coach Steve Evans has lavished praise on Chris Wood after the striker got back to scoring ways last night in a 1-1 draw with QPR.

The New Zealand international has been struggling with hamstring problems in recent months, which has resulted in a disruptive campaign for him, but the forward recently returned to the starting eleven after working on his fitness for weeks.

And all that hard work paid off when he scored a 70th minute goal to give Leeds the lead against Queens Park Rangers last night at Elland Road, but it was not good enough to earn all the points for his team, as a late penalty helped the away side to get a point from the game.

Evans believes Wood is a different player these days after working on his fitness, and feels the New Zealander’s goal deserved a win, not just a point against the Londoners.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds after the game, the Scot said about Wood’s performance: “I have been saying this about Chris Wood for a couple of weeks now – when he comes back, he will be the Chris Wood from Leicester.  


“You have to look at the way he was getting across the pitch in the first half – out-running defenders, his hold-up play was very good.

“It was a stunning goal, worthy of winning any game.”

It’s was Wood’s ninth goal of the season and his first since scoring against Derby County on 29th December.