Chris Wood misses out for Leeds United in this afternoon’s Championship clash at home to MK Dons because of injury. Steve Evans has confirmed that the New Zealand international misses out purely as a precaution.

The 24-year old is replaced in attack by Souleymane Doukara, who has impressed off the bench in recent times and has been rewarded with a starting berth. There is also one more change to the team which drew with Derby County last time out and that see’s Lewis Cook restored to the starting line-up in place of Tom Adeyemi.

This will see Evans lay off his side in a 4-1-4-1 formation which has served them well in certain matches in recent times. Liam Bridcutt will therefore resume his role as the holding midfielder, sitting in front of the back four.

When speaking to the Leeds United Official YouTube channel, Evans suggested that Wood could return next week,

“He could be in contention. We have to decide whether we want to risk him in a cup tie. There is a long time between now and then. Chris is such a pivotal part of what we do and we want to make sure that he’s right.”

Evans also didn’t rule out the possibility of a new striker entering the club before they entertain Rotherham United at Elland Road in the Third Round of the FA Cup a week today.

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