By Mark Smith

19th Jan, 2020 | 7:00pm

Micky Gray claims 18-goal forward is 'exactly' what Leeds need in promotion push

It was another afternoon of disappointment for Leeds United and Patrick Bamford against Queens Park Rangers on Saturday.

The 26-year-old missed a number of clear chances in London during the 1-0 defeat, including a penalty that was saved by Liam Kelly.

It has led to Leeds fans starting to get disgruntled once again, with a number of different forwards in the Championship continuing to excel – Aleksandar Mitrovic and Ollie Watkins just to name two.

Responding to a fan claim on his personal Twitter account, former Whites defender Micky Gray has claimed that Mitrovic is exactly what Leeds need.

“That’s exactly who they need,” he wrote.

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The Serbian talisman has already caused Leeds a number of problems this season. He scored from the penalty spot and forced his physicality upon Ben White for 90 minutes in the 2-1 defeat at Craven Cottage.

There are many different reasons why Leeds couldn’t move for the 18-goal forward. Mitrovic is currently injured, so there isn’t any chance of him leaving the Cottagers.

On top of that, the striker would be worth upwards of nearly £30million, and with financial fair play rules creeping in – Leeds are in no position to spend anywhere near that total.

All it takes is for a striker to go on a good run of form. We believe in Bamford, and should he score next time out against Millwall, he could start to recapture that confidence he desperately needs.

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