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Leeds United boss Uwe Rosler hails work ethic of match-winner Chris Wood

30 August 2015

Leeds United head coach Uwe Rosler believes Chris Wood has found his home after the striker's superb late goal sealed a 2-1 victory over Derby County.

The summer signing from Leicester City struck for the third game running to give Leeds their first victory at Derby since 2002.

With both teams drawing their previous four Sky Bet Championship games, another stalemate had looked on the cards when Leeds went ahead in the first half only for Derby to respond early in the second.

But Wood had other ideas and, with two minutes of normal time left, he turned and sent an unstoppable shot from 20 yards past goalkeeper Scott Carson.

"I think he's been prepared since he walked through the door," Rosler said. "He needed a home, he needed to realise that the manager really wanted him and the chairman really wanted him and that he's playing for a massive club.

"He's aware of his responsibilities because coming from a squad player to a club where's he a 40-game plus player he's aware that he has to perform in each game and has to give us a platform to play on.

"I always said from day one the goals would come because I see what he puts in, and I'm a big believer in life that what you put in you get out."

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Rosler also praised his side in the way they dealt with the ‘big challenge’ of Derby.

"We played against a big budget team who are big favourites to win this league with experience and quality in every department and I thought the players coped with that challenge and I was very happy with the freedom they played with when we had the ball."

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