Patrick Bamford may have had a difficult start to life at Leeds United and one journalist has revealed that he believes the striker ‘isn’t helping’ the team with their Premier League aims.
Phil Hay, who is a journalist for the Yorkshire Evening Post, took to Twitter to give his thoughts regarding an article that was published.
they’ve started coming out on the wrong side of tight scorelines now and as Bielsa has been saying for ages, they don’t take enough chances. Bamford being rusty isn’t helping and the number 10 position isn’t quite right but again, that was an issue when Saiz went off the boil.
— Phil Hay (@PhilHayYEP) February 27, 2019
He mentioned that the fact that Bamford has been ‘rusty’ which has not helped Leeds’ cause in taking their chances when it matters and are finding it hard to get results.
The former Middlesbrough striker joined the Whites in the summer for a fee thought to be in the region of £7million, which could rise to £10m should certain clauses be met, per Sky Sports.
However, he has struggled with injuries this season, including a serious one to his knee that saw him spend a number of months on the sidelines.
Whilst it is unlikely that Hay’s comments were intended as criticism, the Yorkshire Evening Post journalist does have a point.
With Kemar Roofe now on the sidelines, Leeds will need Bamford to step up to the next level and will need him to start finding the back of the net on a regular basis.
However, if he continues to remain ‘rusty’, the 25-year-old will not be helpful in Marcelo Bielsa’s quest of bringing Premier League football to Elland Road next season.
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