Wood has been a key man for Monk since the manager's arrival at Elland Road last summer, with the striker's goals spearheading the club’s Championship promotion charge.
The 25-year-old frontman took his tally to 27 this season with both goals on Saturday against promotion chasing Brighton – a win which strengthened their position in the play-offs.
A strike rate of one goal in every two games is an incredible return for a frontman who has, up until now, struggled to find his place in the Football League.
The New Zealand international began his English career at West Brom, and was sent out to six different clubs on loan before signing for Leicester in 2013.
He took in another loan spell at Ipswich before moving to Elland Road in 2015, where he has discovered his most prolific form.
Asked about the Leeds hero, Monk admitted he has thrived since being told to use his 6 ft 3 in frame to his advantage.
Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show, Monk said: “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.
“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.
“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.
“That’s what allows you to get the chances and that’s why he’s having such a successful season.”
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