By Pranav Shahaney

5th Nov, 2022 | 7:01pm

Phil Hay shares fresh Leeds United injury concern after Bournemouth win

Phil Hay has shared that Jesse Marsch believes Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford will be out for a week as he missed the Bournemouth clash.

Before the 4-3 win over the Cherries, Leeds announced their eleven and the England international was absent from the matchday squad.

It was revealed that he picked up a knock and Marsch expects to have him back against Tottenham Hotspur next weekend.

Via Twitter, the Athletic journalist wrote, “Bamford injured a hip taking a penalty at the end of training yesterday. Marsch says it’s a seven-day injury.”

Tough luck

Bamford cannot seem to catch a break when it comes to injuries and that’s not a good sign for Leeds or the 29-year-old.

The fact that they did not sign a new first-team striker in the summer meant that Marsch would have to rely on Bamford and Rodrigo this season.

However, that is not proving to be a valid plan and had it not been for the youngsters to bail them out off the bench, Leeds would’ve suffered another defeat.

While this setback is a temporary and minor one, it must open the eyes of the hierarchy as it’s obvious that a new striker is needed in January.

Even if available, chances of Bamford starting v Spurs are less as rushing him back in could only aggravate it further.

Marsch also would not want to tinker with a system that so far is reaping rewards and given him six points in two games.

In other Leeds United news, a Sky Sports pundit has delivered Jesse Marsch’s “sack” verdict after what he heard last month.