Patrick Bamford gets a lot of stick from the Leeds United fanbase.
You can understand some of it. The striker hasn’t scored in any of his previous seven matches prior to facing Preston last night, and it’s Leeds’ lack of quality in front of goal that often lets them down.
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Bamford can certainly be a frustrating player, and with Leeds coming so close to promotion last term you can forgive for why tensions are high amongst the supporters.
However, the former Middlesbrough man’s game is about so much more than goals, and a video that did the rounds on Twitter this week shows exactly what he brings to the squad.
Let’s talk about Leeds pressing like a pack of wolves: pic.twitter.com/jnqx1xZQHF
— Un Tipo Común (@untipocomun198) October 21, 2019
The clip shows the attacker working his socks off to press the Birmingham City backline last weekend and win possession back for his team.
Understandably, some supporters were very impressed by this footage, and they took to Twitter to actually praise the 26-year-old.
Here’s what the Elland Road faithful have been saying about Bamford on social media…
Brilliant stuff. Bamford, put the ball in the net son and us LEEDS fans will love you??
— Herbie Jassi (@herbie1178) October 21, 2019
Paddy is far and above a better player this year…long may it continue he’s too good to not convert his efforts into goals…MOT
— Lee Karl Dane (@LeeKarldane1) October 21, 2019
— Ⓜ️arc Burnett (@marc_burnettma) October 21, 2019
He’s perfect for our team, the deficancy is in midfield
— John Asplin (@lindalejohny) October 21, 2019
This is why Bamford starts , he’s leading every press here
— James Howson (@BigJimmy_V) October 21, 2019
Yet plenty don’t see it. ?♂ Absolute work horse.
— Gas (@Gasmeter6) October 21, 2019
That is what he brings to the team and we miss it when he goes off. just need him scoring more. Maybe Eddie and Bamford up front together? but probably not good for balance of team. Thank god I am not the manager!
— Simon Chapman (@simonc1245) October 22, 2019