Leeds United expert feels Patrick Bamford ‘needs confidence’ despite pleasing goal

Tony Dorrigo believes Patrick Bamford “needs confidence” to become a regular goal threat for Leeds United again. But the forward’s stellar performance on Saturday made the white hero happy.

Leeds have rarely seen Bamford pose as a prolific threat at Elland Road over the past two seasons. The 29-year-old has endured a horrendous injury spell since a deadly campaign in 2020/21. His endless questions also cost the striker his chances with the England national team.

In September 2021, Gareth Southgate awarded Bamford his England debut and only appearance for the Three Lions. In the Premier League last season, he scored 17 goals and provided 8 assists in 38 appearances, and his efforts mesmerized the manager.

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Injuries have ruined Patrick Bamford’s last two seasons at Leeds

But Bamford’s first injury came just days after he started for England in a World Cup qualifier at Wembley.striker encounter ankle injury And had to sit out for the next three months.then he suffered hamstring problems And do not compete again until March 2022.

A foot injury After just nine appearances, Bamford finished Bamford’s 2021/22 season with two goals and two assists.although adductor muscle, fashionable and leg injury He has made 18 appearances so far this term. The attacker has also only scored two goals and assisted one so far.

Bamford scored his second Premier League goal as Leeds United drew 2-2 at home to Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend. Jack Harrison found the Grantham-born star to tie the Whites’ score at 1-1. His previous effort came in a 2-1 loss to Aston Villa in January.

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The striker delighted Toni Dorrigo with the Whites’ goal against Brighton

Bamford scored against Brighton with his 20-yard shot over the crossbar, just wide of Adam Webster. Dorrigo was delighted by Bamford’s goal, though, but the Leeds United winner felt he needed more confidence to score more goals.

“For our own attacking players, it was a joy to see the ball go into the net twice,” Dorrigo wrote in his column yorkshire evening paper“For Patrick Bamford, it’s been particularly good. We know he can score goals, but he needs confidence.

“When he was singing, he could knock a few times, but it took him some time to get that fitness and sharpness. As a No. 9 player in the middle, like it or not, the end product is the standard by which he is measured,” Zhou said. Six goals is an excellent goal.”

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