Ireland fans react to Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford's comments

Patrick Bamford of Leeds in action during a Leeds United training session at HBF Park on July 16, 2019 in Perth, Australia.

Leeds United forward Patrick Bamford has four goals to his name so far this season for Marcelo Bielsa's side.

Leeds United's Patrick Bamford\ during the Sky Bet Championship match between Stoke City and Leeds United at Bet365 Stadium on August 24, 2019 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Republic of Ireland fans have hammered Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford over his comments about being called up to the national team, which were covered by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Leeds striker Bamford says that Mick McCarthy asked him to change nationality so he could be available for Ireland over the summer.


However, Bamford was reluctant to make the choice to play for Ireland just yet, as he wants to be fully focused on Leeds.

“I spoke to Mick and he asked me to basically change over nationality for the summer games and I said ‘look I had a bad injury last year and I want to concentrate interest of the season with Leeds,” he said.

"I am not saying no, I am just concentrating on Leeds. I haven’t closed any doors, I have not said yes, I have not said no.”

And Ireland fans are now questioning Bamford’s commitment to playing for them.

Bamford’s stance suits Leeds, as it limits the time he has to spend away from Elland Road and also reduces the risk of him picking up an injury on international duty.

If Bamford had made himself available for Ireland he surely would have made their most recent squad.

The Leeds striker has been in excellent form this season, scoring four times in his first six Championship matches.

Leeds return to action after the international break with a match against Barnsley.

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