The Lowdown: Bamford out again
The 28-year-old has experienced a torrid time of things in the injury department in the last year or so, missing a huge chunk of action with various issues.
Leeds travel to Brighton on Saturday afternoon and it could be that the striker features, in what is a pleasing update.
The Latest: Bamford return possible
Writing on Twitter after Jesse Marsch’s pre-match press conference, Hay confirmed that Bamford could make his comeback at the Amex Stadium:
“Bamford is ‘doing well and moving forward’ – still a call to make on him for Brighton away, but Marsch says the performance of the team is allowing him to be patient with PB.”
The Verdict: Huge boost for Leeds
Bamford has suffered such cruel luck with injuries but this is a huge boost for both him and Leeds, with a long run back in the team hopefully ahead of him.
As Hay alludes to, however, there is no great rush to throw the Englishman straight back into the team, given last weekend’s result and the current form of Rodrigo, who leads the Premier League scoring charts.
If fit, a substitutes’ role for Bamford at Brighton makes the most sense, allowing him to ease his way back in and potentially make an impact from the bench in the second half.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Tranfer Tavern experience