Patrick Bamford comments on 'sloppy' Leeds

Patrick Bamford of Leeds United reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on November 02, 2019 in Leeds, England.

The Leeds United striker broke his goalscoring duck today.

Patrick Bamford of Leeds United reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on November 02, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Patrick Bamford has admitted that he and his Leeds United team-mates were 'sloppy' in the second half of this afternoon's 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers.

Marcelo Bielsa's side looked like they could record one of their biggest wins of the season when a penalty from Bamford and another from Jack Harrison sent them 2-0 ahead by 35 minutes.

But Blackburn reduced the deficit to one five minutes before the half-time break through Derrick Williams.

Goals haven't been flowing at Elland Road in recent months and the second half was always going to be nervy as a result of United's problems up front, but Leeds held on for a big three points.

 

However, Bamford, who scored for the first time since August today, admitted that the Whites weren't at their best in the second half.

He told LUTV: "We were good first half but second half I don't think we were that good. I think for us we were sloppy. We had the game under control but for the way we usually play, we were sloppy."

Bamford, a £10 million signing in 2018 [BBC Sport], has broken his 11-game duck and hopefully for him and Leeds he can go on a run now.

The 25-year-old striker is definitely capable of putting a goalscoring run together but, by the same token, he's equally capable of going lengthy periods without finding the net.

That being said, his barren spell wasn't detrimental for Leeds, who were third before kickoff and remain there for now, but a purple patch from their big-money forward wouldn't go amiss now.

Patrick Bamford of Leeds United reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on November 02, 2019 in Leeds, England.

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