Danny Mills claims Patrick Bamford has the 'calmness' to guide Leeds United to the Premier League

Leeds Manager Marcelo Bielsa looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship between Reading and Leeds United at the Madejski Stadium on March 12, 2019 in Reading, England.

Leeds United take on promotion rivals Sheffield United at Elland Road on Saturday.

Patrick Bamford of Leeds United celebrates scoring his sides third goal during the Sky Bet Championship between Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion at Elland Road on March 01, 2019 in...

Danny Mills has claimed that Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford possesses the 'calmness' to guide the club to the Premier League this season. 

On Saturday afternoon, Bamford will be lining up front against third-placed Sheffield United in what is set to be one of the biggest games of the season at Elland Road.

Three points for the home team and they can push their rivals out of the automatic picture. But a defeat could dampen their hopes of finishing in the Championship's top two.

 

Speaking to the Match Centre on Sky Sports News (14/03/2019 at 11:30 am), Mills pin-pointed Bamford as the player who can deal with the pressure when the big moments come about.

“He has a great mindset," Bamford told Sky Sports News. "He has that calmness when they need it and that's what you need in this final push.

"When you get a chance, a big chance, you need the composure to tuck it away. Not to snatch at it, drag it wide because you are a little bit too tense and hopefully that would lead Leeds to the Premier League.”

Leeds United's Patrick Bamford celebrates scoring his side's third goal   during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion at Elland Road on March 1,...

For large parts of the season, Bamford was on the sidelines with an injury whilst striker Kemar Roofe provided the goods up front.

But since Roofe's injury, his striker counterpart returned to action and started scoring valuable goals for his promotion-chasing side.

In his last eight matches, Bamford has found the back of the net on five occasions for Leeds, supplying one assist in the process [transfermarkt].

The former Chelsea Youth product will be looking to continue that run when Chris Wilder's team come to town. 

Leeds United's Patrick Bamford celebrates scoring his side's second goal with Mateusz Klich during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and West Bromwich Albion at Elland...

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