By Mark Smith

8th Mar, 2020 | 3:00pm

'Top class' - Andy Hughes delighted for 'exceptional' Leeds ace in commentary v Hudds

Andy Hughes was blown away by Leeds United forward Patrick Bamford after he scored the second in the 2-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday. 

The former Whites hero figure was at Elland Road for the Yorkshire derby and claimed that the 26-year-old got the goal his performances have been deserving.

Hughes admitted that Bamford is a leader from the front, and has been world-class despite not finding the back of the net recently.

Hughes claimed that the forward has silenced his critics with recent performances, and his goal was the icing on the cake.

“What can you say about Patrick Bamford?” he said during commentary.

“People have their criticisms of him, but me everything I’ve come and watched him at this football club, he’s been an absolute talisman.

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“He tries, he keeps going, he misses chances, he scores chances, his movement’s exceptional – he’s a leader even know he doesn’t know he’s a leader and that finish today is nothing short of what that young man deserves.

“He’s been top, top class.”

There were calls for Tyler Roberts to start after his two goals against Hull, but Bamford definitely justified his spot on Saturday afternoon.

Bamford could count himself unlucky to have been replaced at Elland Road and deserved to stay on after putting in a great shift.

The 26-year-old had three shots on goal as well as winning two fouls for his side according to WhoScored – the most important part of his role under Marcelo Bielsa.

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