Leeds United: Whites aiming to get Bamford up to speed for Manchester City clash
Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch has now revealed that the aim is to get Patrick Bamford ‘up to speed’ for Wednesday night’s match against Manchester City.
The Lowdown: Bamford’s injury issues
Bamford was plagued by injury issues last season, suffering problems with his ankle, hamstring and foot, which meant that he only recorded nine appearances across the entire Premier League season.
After missing Leeds’ final three games before the break for the Qatar World Cup with a groin issue, the Englishman flew to Munich for a minor surgery to get it fixed, and now there has been a new update about whether he’ll be in contention to start against Man City…
The Latest: Marsch’s update
Marsch details that illness prevented the 29-year-old from being able to train with the team sooner, but believes that there is a chance that he will be involved in the match on Wednesday:
“So when he got sick, I think it disrupted a little bit his return into training, but we expect that he’ll be back in training as well. Then it’ll be can we get him up to speed for the Man City match but we expect him to be back in training.”
The Verdict: Good news
It is very good news for Leeds that the striker is edging closer to recovery, and even if he is not available for the next match, it appears likely that he will be involved in the first-team set up before too long.
Gabriel Agbonlahor has previously hailed Bamford as being Leeds’ talisman’, via MOT Leeds News, and his performances in the 2021/22 campaign justify this description, contributing a remarkable 17 goals and eight assists in 38 Premier League appearances.
Injury problems have stunted the former Middlesbrough man’s development considerably, but if he is now able to put those behind him and he is given a consistent run in the team, he is a fantastic option for Marsch to have in the Whites’ attack.