Leeds Striker Bamford Ruled Out for Four Months
After a very good start to the new Championship season, Leeds United have been dealt a big blow this week. The news has broken that Patrick Bamford, a £10 million signing this summer, has picked up an injury playing for their U23 team and will be out of action for the next four months. While Bamford has only scored one goal so far, he has improved to become a part of the matchday squad and the club would have been hoping to see him kick on and produce a lot more over the coming weeks. He will leave a big hole in the Leeds United squad, and others are going to have to pick up the slack if they want to maintain their good start to the season.
Bringing in Bamford was seen as a good move for Leeds, giving them great depth in attack. They had options both on the field and also off the bench, but now those options appear to be limited. With 14 goals from their first six games, and just one of those coming from Bamford it is clear that other players in this squad have the ability to score, and Leeds will be hoping those players can continue their form.
One thing Leeds fans will be looking forward to is the return of Bamford, which should come in early 2019. When he does come back he will be fit, fresh and raring to go. He should be able to come into the team and while he will know his teammates, to a certain extent on the field he will feel like a new signing. If Leeds can maintain their position around the top of the table for when he does return, he could be a huge asset to them, and someone who can begin to fire in the goals and help them with their promotion push.
Leeds Favourites for Tough Millwall Trip
After the international break, Leeds return to action on Saturday afternoon with a tricky away game against Millwall. We all know this is not an easy place to play, and Leeds will know they have been in a game after the final whistle on Saturday. Despite that, the bookmakers have installed them as the 6/5 favourites to win the game, with the home team put in at 43/20. The draw can be backed at 47/20, but Leeds will be looking for all three points, to ensure they remain at the top of the Championship.