Leeds could welcome back star striker for QPR clash

Leeds United manager Garry Monk has suggested that Chris Wood will return to the team for Saturday’s Championship match against Queens Park Rangers.

The 25-year-old’s goal threat was missing on Tuesday night as he sat out of the trip to Fulham with a calf strain.

The Whites came away from Craven Cottage with a point after their former academy player Tom Cairney scored a 95th-minute equaliser.

No Leeds players got on the scoresheet on the night as it was an own goal from Tim Ream that nudged Monk’s men ahead in the fifth minute.

The result has not hampered their promotion hopes as they remain in fourth place, eight points above seventh-placed Fulham.

The nine-point gap between themselves and automatic progression into the Premier League could be too much to claw back, making the playoffs the likely route back to the top flight.

Leeds sit 10 places above QPR in the Championship table and head into this weekend’s match at Elland Road as favourites, but they were beaten 3-0 at Loftus Road in August.

Monk could do with Wood, who has netted 22 goals in 34 league appearances this season, in his team this weekend, but the manager will make a final decision nearer the time.

The Morley Observer quotes Monk as saying:

“I’m sure [Wood will be fit] but like I say, it’s my job to manage the group and how I see fit.”

Article title: Leeds could welcome back star striker for QPR clash

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