Patrick Bamford is expected to be available for Leeds United’s FA Cup third round clash with West Ham on Sunday, according to journalist Phil Hay.
The Lowdown: Leeds in FA Cup action
The Whites trade Premier League commitments for FA Cup action this weekend, making the trip to the London Stadium for a tough-looking meeting with the Hammers.
While the competition may not take precedence for Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season, the idea of silverware is something that should forever appeal.
Leeds have suffered an injury-plagued season but they have received a massive boost with the trip to West Ham looming.
The Latest: Hay gives major update
Taking to Twitter on Friday, Hay confirmed in a seven-word verdict that Bamford is set to be involved in east London, as he makes another welcome return from injury:
“Bamford likely to be involved on Sunday.”
The 28-year-old has been limited to just five starts in the league in 2021/22, having twice found himself on the sidelines with separate issues.
The Verdict: Huge boost for Whites
Bamford is undoubtedly one of the most important players at Leeds, so this update is a hugely encouraging one when looking at the bigger picture.
Bamford’s all-round quality should help take Leeds up a gear after a testing season to date, as he looks to find the kind of form that saw him score 17 goals and register seven assists in the league last season.
It is great news that the striker will be available on Sunday, but even more so, it suggests that he will be fully fit when the Whites return to league action, looking to pull clear of the relegation zone.
In other news, Leeds are reportedly eyeing up a move for a defender. Find out who it is here.
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