Frank McAvennie has become the latest pundit to have a say on Leeds United forward Patrick Bamford and his ongoing injury issues, Football Insider report.
The Lowdown: Bamford’s foot problem
Bamford was involved in Jesse Marsch’s first four matchday squads as Whites boss, starting in wins over Norwich City and Wolves.
The 28-year-old unfortunately suffered another foot problem at Molineux on March 18 which is set to keep him out for at least six weeks.
The striker did recently admit that he would look to return for the final two games of the season, should Leeds still find themselves in a relegation battle.
The Latest: McAvennie’s comments
McAvennie, talking to FI regarding Bamford, believes the Whites have a ‘real problem’ when it comes to the forward and urged the club to leave him out for the rest of the campaign.
Would you play Bamford again this season?
Yes, if he's fit!
No, season over!
“I think Leeds have a real problem with Bamford.
“He’s barely played this season. I think there is a problem there. He has got the summer to get over this.
“He needs that. Leeds need to draw a line under him and say ‘you’re done for the season’.
“If they rush him back and he plays the last few games of the season, that won’t help him.
“With an injury like this, you need a long uninterrupted recovery period. He shouldn’t rush back, that’s wrong.
“So he’s out for the season, for me. I think Leeds are safe so that’s not too bad news but he definitely think he has a real problem that the club need to fix.”
The Verdict: One more win…
Leeds have picked up on the pitch in recent weeks, taking 10 points from a possible 12 to leave them nine points clear of the drop.
They now sit on 33 points with six games remaining, so you’d like to think that one more win would all but guarantee a third season of Premier League football.
They face Crystal Palace, Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea before their final two games against Brighton and Brentford, so hopefully, Marsch can guide his club to one more win before the last two to avoid potentially relying on Bamford.
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