Leeds boss Marcelo Bielsa has Patrick Bamford update

Marcelo Bielsa, manager of Leeds United    during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Leeds United at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 19th January 2019.

Leeds United forward Patrick Bamford is injured at the moment.

Leeds United's Patrick Bamford during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Leeds United at Macron Stadium on December 15, 2018 in Bolton, England.

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa has suggested to The Yorkshire Evening Post when Patrick Bamford will be back in action.

Bamford, signed from Championship rivals Middlesbrough in the summer of 2018 for a transfer fee reported by The Yorkshire Evening Post to be worth £7 million, is on the sidelines at the moment due to an injury he picked up in training.

Bielsa has stated that the 25-year-old former Nottingham Forest and Chelsea forward is back in training, and has suggested when he will be in the first team.

 

"Bamford started to train normally today (Thursday),” Bielsa told The Yorkshire Evening Post about Bamford.

"He will increase the tempo next week and in about ten days he will play an under-23s game and he will be available for the first team. Bamford has been absent a long time, same as Izzy Brown."

Leeds United's Patrick Bamford celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Leeds United at Macron Stadium on December 15, 2018 in...

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Bamford has struggled with injury concerns since his move to Leeds in the summer of 2018 and has been able to play just 83 minutes in the Championship for the Whites so far this season, scoring one goal and providing one assist in the process, according to WhoScored.

The impact of the forward at Elland Road has been minimal, and the 25-year-old will be like a new signing once he recovers fully for Leeds.

The Whites are challenging for automatic promotion to the Premier League, and Bamford will play a key role in that quest in the final months of the campaign.

Marcelo Bielsa, manager of Leeds United    during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Leeds United at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent on Saturday 19th January 2019.

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