Scott Minto praises Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford

Patrick Bamford of Leeds United scores but the goal is ruled out for offside during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Queens Park Rangers at Elland Road on November...

Patrick Bamford is struggling for goals for Leeds United at the moment.

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.

Scott Minto has told Football League World that Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has stepped up his game this season.

The former Chelsea and West Ham United left-back, who now works as a presenter on Sky Sports, believes that Bamford has “great talent”, and that the 26-year-old is working harder this season that he did in 2018-19.

Minto told Football League World about Bamford: “There’s a lot of criticism that gets thrown at Patrick Bamford, and while I’m not his biggest fan, I do think that he has great talent and this season I’ve seen him up his game in terms of movement, his work ethic and his ability to battle with defenders.”

Patrick Bamford of Leeds United arrives prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United at Hillsborough Stadium on October 26, 2019 in Sheffield,...

Stats

Bamford has made 15 appearances in the Championship for Leeds so far this season, scoring four goals and providing one assist in the process, according to WhoScored.

During the 2018-19 campaign, the former Chelsea and Nottingham Forest prospect made 16 starts and seven substitute appearances in the league for the West Yorkshire outfit, scoring nine goals and providing two assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

Criticism

Goals has dried up for Bamford, who is struggling to find the opposition net in recent weeks and has been criticised by Leeds fans.

There have been calls for Arsenal-owned striker Eddie Nketiah to start games for Leeds, but with the youngster now on the sidelines, it seems that Bamford will retain his place in the starting lineup.

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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