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Return of Patrick Bamford is huge for Leeds United

Return of Patrick Bamford is huge for Leeds United

Over the summer, Leeds United didn’t bring in too many recruits as Marcelo Bielsa insisted on working with his relatively small squad. 

The Argentine has already admitted, that the club won’t be too active in the transfer market next month. While the sentiment is admirable, if Leeds don’t bring in any new players next month, United could be at risk of slipping down the table.

Not only does Bielsa already have a fairly threadbare squad but combined with the amount of injuries at the club, Leeds only have one first-team goalkeeper and are incredibly short in midfield and defence.

In what will come as welcome news for Leeds fans, Phil Hay has confirmed that Bielsa will have Patrick Bamford ready to start for the club.

The Breakdown

Joining from Middlesbrough over the summer, Bamford almost immediately picked up a knee injury which has resulted in him missing the first few months. The former Chelsea man has recently returned from the injury and scored a hat-trick against Burnley’s under-23 side.

Without the forward, Bielsa has to rely on Tyler Roberts to back up Kemar Roofe up front. While the youngster looks as though he could turn out to be a solid player in the future, he doesn’t have the pedigree nor the proven track record of Bamford.

During his first spell with Boro, the former Chelsea youth academy graduate scored 17 goals to help the side get into the playoffs. With him back in the side, Bielsa final has some quality depth in the squad to take the pressure of Roofe.

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