April 13, 2024

Leeds United: Patrick Bamford appreciated behind scenes by Daniel Farke

Daniel Farkes believes that Patrick Bamford is still a vital part of the Leeds United squad and is keen to help out his fellow teammates in front of goal.

Although yet to be handed a start this season, Bamford’s experience is telling in the Whites dressing room as Georginio Rutter and Joel Piroe continue to fire on all cylinders.

Farke has revealed that, despite not playing much football so far this season, the 30-year-old is still an important member of the squad who has seen it, done it, got the T-shirt.

“When I speak about Patrick [Bamford] I can’t praise his character enough because he’s always the first one who celebrates with Georgie [Rutter] and Joel [Piroe] when they score,” Farke said to the Yorkshire Post on Friday (8 December).

“And even in training, they have so much fun together.

“At half-time, he sometimes goes to a young player like Georginio Rutter and gives him some hints about his movements and what he can do better.”

Wise minds

Just like cult hero Luke Ayling, Bamford is still a valued member of the team, despite his game time decreasing exponentially due to constant injuries.

With Piroe and Rutter almost impossible to replace at this moment, both in free-flowing form for Leeds, the Englishman could be in for a long season on the sideline. But he knows that.

Instead of sulking and reacting like some may expect, Bamford has been a class act, this season and throughout his Leeds tenure. With spells in the Premier League, Championship and League One, the striker’s attacking brain should be picked apart by the younger generation.

In addition to his club career, Gareth Southgate awarding him with his one and only England cap in September 2021 shows just how good a player he can be when he is fit and confident. But it has been a while since that Bamford has come to light.

Although he has only tallied up 147 minutes this season, Bamford is so much more than just a squad player. He is a part of the family at Elland Road and always will be.

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