The Leeds United marksman broke his duck on Saturday.

Patrick Bamford has thanked Leeds United fans for sticking by him through his recent rough spell.

The 25-year-old striker netted his first goal since August on Saturday as Marcelo Bielsa’s side beat Blackburn Rovers 2-1 at Elland Road.

It came from the penalty spot, but the Leeds hitman, a £10 million signing in 2018 [BBC Sport], didn’t care by virtue of his passionate celebration.

Despite going 10 games without a goal, Bamford’s all-round performances never dipped and fans of the West Yorkshire club appreciated his application in spite of the barren spell.

His name echoed around Elland Road throughout the 90 minutes on Saturday, and the former Middlesbrough hitman has revealed that it meant a lot to him.

He told LUTV: “Yeah they’ve been brilliant the last few weeks with me. It means a lot. I knew I hadn’t scored but I knew it would come if I kept putting the effort in.”

Bamford could and perhaps should have ended the goal drought long before now, but he, like a lot of strikers, was guilty of missing quite a few strikers.

In his defence, he had a goal harshly ruled out for offside in a 2-0 win over QPR last weekend, but hopefully for his and Leeds’ sake the penalty gives him a turbo boost now until the winter period.

Bielsa’s side are third in the Championship and they could really do with a purple patch now, especially with Eddie Nketiah, on loan from Arsenal, currently sidelined.

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