A former Newcastle United striker, Malcolm Macdonald, has criticized current striker Chris Wood for his lack of success on the field.
Wood joined Newcastle from Burnley in January with the goal of assisting the club in their quest to remain in the Premier League.
Despite the fact that Newcastle have not lost a game since Wood signed, the 30-year-old has not assisted in the scoring of a single goal.
Macdonald slammed Wood during an appearance on #NUFC Matters on the YouTube channel Steve Wraith, claiming that the fact that he has not yet scored a goal in Newcastle colours was growing concerning given the number of opportunities he has had in the past.
He went on to say that Wood appeared to have nothing to do with the Premier League and that he would have assumed he was a lower-league player if it hadn’t been for his affiliation with Burnley.
Wood has had a productive career in the Premier League since joining the club in 2011, scoring at least ten goals in each of his last four complete seasons in the competition.
Such a strike rate should not be dismissed, and while he has only scored three goals this season, it is often his overall play that distinguishes him as such a potent forward player.
Having moved seven points clear of the relegation zone with their most recent victory over Brighton, Newcastle have accelerated their climb out of the bottom half of the table.