Leeds boss Garry Monk on Chris Wood transformation: He needed to be more aggressive
Wood, 25, has been in sensational form for Leeds this season with his goals proving to be key in their Championship promotion charge.
He took his tally to 27 after scoring both goals in Leeds' 2-0 win over high-flying Brighton last weekend.
And Monk has revealed the key to his prolific form in front of goal is because he has become more 'aggressive'.
Garry Monk has been impressed by Chris Wood this season
“When I came in I looked at him very closely, and I could see very clearly he had all the attributes to score goals and do well, especially in this league," Monk told talkSPORT.
“I sat with him, like I did with all the players individually and told them what I thought, what they can improve on, and then we go out on the training pitch and work at it.
“A big thing was the mentality as well – Chris is a big, powerful lad and he’s got good technique but I think he needed to be more aggressive against defenders.
Chris Wood scoring his 27th goal of the season for Leeds in the 2-0 win over Brighton
“Technically we’ve worked on his positioning in the box to try and get into positions to score goals, and he’s taken it all on board.
“He’s been fantastic, he works incredibly hard, like all the other players do, and he’s reaping the rewards for it.
“He looks sharp, he looks fit and he’s working hard for the team. Of course every striker loves to score goals, that’s very important, but it’s his work for the team which is the most important for me.
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“That’s what allows you to get the chances and that’s why he’s having such a successful season.”