Steve Bull has exclusively told Football FanCast that Patrick Bamford could be England’s “wildcard” for this summer’s European Championships.
Despite scoring just one Premier League goal during spells with Burnley, Norwich, Crystal Palace and Middlesbrough, the Leeds striker has taken been in scintillating form for the Elland Road outfit from the get-go this term.
Bamford has struck 14 times in the league this season, including goals against Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester, with Harry Kane the only player in Gareth Southgate’s current squad to have scored more than the former Chelsea man.
Marcus Rashford, Ollie Watkins, and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, who’ve netted 10, 12, and 14 respectively were all named in the recent squad for World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland, with Bamford once more overlooked.
However, like he was at the 1990 World Cup, Bull told Football FanCast that Bamford could be England’s secret weapon for the finals:
“I think he’s learning, he’s only a baby in football. He knows where the net is, he’ll shoot from anywhere.
“It’s the same as Watkins, one of them might go as a wildcard.
“They took me to the World Cup as a wildcard, nobody knew who I was. Whether they know Bamford or Watkins or not, one of those two could be the surprise coming off the bench and say ‘come and grab us a goal’.”