Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink is one of the best finishers that Leeds United fans have seen at Elland Road in the last few decades.

He only spent two seasons at the Yorkshire club but managed to score 34 Premier League goals in that time before moving on to Chelsea.

It’s fair to say that the Dutchman knows a thing or two about sticking the ball in the back of the net.

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Hasselbaink was less than impressed with Leeds’ current starting striker on Saturday when Patrick Bamford endured a horror show in the 1-0 defeat at QPR.

Bamford, 26, missed a number of gilt-edged chances at Loftus Road and even saw a penalty kick saved in the second half.

Even at half-time, Hasselbaink highlighted a squandered chance by the Leeds striker when he failed to make the most of QPR goalkeeper Liam Kelly rushing out of the goal.

“This for me is the problem that Leeds have at the moment. Bamford will be really disappointed with himself because this is actually a very simple chance,” Hasselbaink said at half time on Sky Sports Football.

“The goalkeeper makes it easier for him. He makes up his mind and his execution is [poor].

“He should have tried to do what he was doing but execution should be better.”


The sooner Bamford can move on from his performance at Loftus Road, the better.

Marcelo Bielsa has shown a lot of faith in the former Middlesbrough striker and the Leeds manager is down a striker at the moment because of his loyalty towards him.

A lot is said about how Bamford contributes more than just goals to Bielsa’s side, but every now and then you have to take a step back and think about how many chances this striker is going to miss before enough becomes enough.

Leeds need to sign a new striker this month – and not just a replacement for Eddie Nketiah.

They need to sign someone who can put some serious pressure on Bamford.

In other Leeds United news, fans annihilated this “clown” for his performance at Loftus Road.


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