Leeds shouldn't drop Patrick Bamford v Wigan

Patrick Bamford of Leeds United stands dejected as goalkeeper Joe Lumley of Queens Park Rangers is congratulated by his team mates for making a save during the Sky Bet Championship match...

The Leeds United hitman has been known to score against Wigan Athletic.

Patrick Bamford of Leeds United and Michael Hector of Sheffield Wednesday compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland...

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa might be tempted to drop Patrick Bamford for Friday's visit of Wigan Athletic.

Bielsa has top goalscorer Kemar Roofe fit again after a two-month absence and Bamford has only netted twice in his last six Championship games for Leeds.

He isn't a player bang in form and with Roofe available, few Whites supporters would question the decision to drop the former Middlesbrough hitman, who moved to Elland Road for £7 million last summer [The Daily Mail].

But before he does, Bielsa needs to know Bamford's history against Wigan - and in short, the 25-year-old has been known to score against them.

 

He has only faced them on two occasions but Bamford has managed to score three times against the Latics.

Strikers like facing certain teams and it's clear that he enjoys facing Wigan, which means that Bielsa should think twice about dropping him, even if there's good reason to.

He has only scored two or more goals against four other current Championship sides - Leeds being one of them - and the Argentine should let him try build on that purple patch against Paul Cook's side this Friday.

Leeds United's Patrick Bamford during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Leeds United at Deepdale on April 9, 2019 in Preston, England.

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