Leeds United drew 1-1 with Derby County on Saturday afternoon.
Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips has admitted to LUTV that he thought Patrick Bamford was unlucky to be substituted against Derby County.
The Whites took on Derby for the first time since their bonkers playoff semi-final clash in May, and it proved to be another frustrating game with the Rams.
Leeds did take the lead as Stuart Dallas had a shot saved by Kelle Roos, but the ball cannoned into the net off Max Lowe for a fortuitous opener.
However, Derby came back late on as Chris Martin rescued a point out of nowhere, leaving Leeds to rue their missed chances.
Striker Bamford wasted a one-on-one in the first half by trying to lob Roos, before then hitting the post from close range and winning a penalty, which Mateusz Klich put wide.
With just one goal in his last five games, Bamford is in a frustrating little run at the moment, and is under increasing pressure from loanee Eddie Nketiah for his starting spot.
He has received support from teammate Phillips though, who has suggested that he thought Bamford was ‘unlucky’ to be substituted as he played ‘very well’ against the Rams, seemingly not 100% agreeing with Marcelo Bielsa’s decision to bring off for Nketiah with 11 minutes to play.
Phillips added a prediction, that Bamford will ‘fly’ once he gets one goal, believing that a great run of form is just around the corner as he continues to get in great positions to score.
“I think he’s played very well today, to be honest,” said Phillips. “I think he was unlucky to be brought off. Once Pat starts scoring and once he gets a goal or two then he’ll just fly, because he’s getting in those positions where one is gonna go in eventually, so I think once he scores he’ll just fly,” he added.