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Leeds United star up for major award

In-form Leeds United striker Chris Wood has been nominated for the Championship player of the year award this season. The 25 year old is one of three players listed for the award alongside Dwight Gayle of Newcastle United and Anthony Knockaert of Brighton and Hove Albion.

The New Zealand international is currently the top scorer in the Championship with 24 League goals and his form has been a major reason as to why the Whites are in contention to be promoted to the Premiership for the first time since 2004.

Gary Monk’s side are currently in fourth position on the Championship standings and will face Reading away on Saturday. After defeating Championship title candidates Brighton 2-0 last weekend, the team will be full of confidence.

Wood continued his good form by scoring to help the New Zealand national team defeat Fiji while on international duty last weekend. Should he win the award, he will become the first Leeds United player to do so since it was established in 2006.