As if Leeds fans haven’t noticed by now, Patrick Bamford is probably quite close to qualifying for an A&E card. The poor young striker just cannot keep himself fit and yesterday it looks like he managed to pick up yet another niggle, even if the Leeds United medical team don’t think it’s a serious one.
Bamford to have tests tomorrow. Leeds don't think there's any serious issue with his injured knee. #lufc
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) March 9, 2019
Phil Hay, as ever, was on hand at the end of Leeds’ tough 1-0 away win at Ashton Gate to get the latest from Marcelo Bielsa on all things Leeds and one of the top items on the agenda to quiz the Argentine on was always going to be the fitness of Bamford. The Whites #9 failed to make it past the hour mark before being subbed for Stuart Dallas, and now is not the time to be crocked.
Whilst Tyler Roberts is always going to be there to step in when he’s needed if Bamford was to join Kemar Roofe and Izzy Brown on the list of players currently unavailable in attacking areas then things would only go downhill for the club. Leeds fans have no doubt that a top two spot is doable this season despite pressure from Norwich and Sheffield United, and having a striker readily available to bang in the goals will be crucial.
You can read the Whites’ verdict on Bamford’s fitness update here:
He’s done fantastic since roofs been injured!! Big blow if we did lose this player
— Ashley Griffith (@AshGriffo___) March 9, 2019
We're all off to church in the morning, just to make sure.
— Neil Royce (@royceylufc) March 9, 2019
— Daniel Murray (@MurrayDjam2011) March 9, 2019
Please God don’t let him be injured I’ll go to Church
— SAMUEL (@Murray__87) 9 March 2019
I’ll believe when I see his name on team sheet for Reading #lufc
— Chris Wheeler (@ChrisHWheeler) March 9, 2019
We heard that before though. Got to be a doubt for Reading?
— Tom Holynski (@ThommHol) March 9, 2019
Bielsa said that last time and he was out for 3 months keeping everything crossed their both fit
— Joe (@Rhino12344) 10 March 2019
Thanks Phil. But Tuesday is very close.
— steve holmes (@steve14b) March 9, 2019
The Whites are desperate for Bamford to pass fit and will hope he can make it in time for Reading on Tuesday evening.