By Craig Scott

12th Nov, 2021 | 8:28am

Bamford proves doubters wrong as Leeds United suffer 'hugely frustrating' time - Sky host

Sky Sports host David Prutton can’t wait to see Patrick Bamford return to the Leeds United side when he recovers from his ankle injury.

Bamford, 28, has been missing for almost two months and has missed more Premier League matches due to injury this season than those he’s played in.

He’s not been the only absentee for Marcelo Bielsa in the opening months of this season and that has seriously hampered the team’s form.

However, he could return from his spell on the sidelines when Leeds travel to Tottenham next Sunday [Ben Dinnery] and Prutton seems to be believe that would be a massive boost.

“Leeds can’t have any passengers in the team because of the division that they find themselves in but also the way that they play one-on-one and the high intensity pressing,” Prutton said on the Yorkshire Evening Post website.

“It’s hugely frustrating to not have your focal point out there but whenever Patrick gets that glorious cavalry call to come back over the hill it will give everyone at the club a huge lift.

“I think it is a measure of how much he has achieved and come through in his time at Leeds to see how much he is a miss now for the team.

“There were initial doubts about his abilities but he has completely smashed those away and proved just what a top quality player he is.

“Long may that continue in a white shirt.”

We need him – ASAP

Leeds’ form has started to show signs of improvement in recent weeks with the draw against Wolves and win against Norwich coming before the 1-1 with Leicester on Sunday.

That was easily Leeds’ best performance of the Premier League season so far and on another day, we would have walked away as victors.

Jack Harrison and Rodrigo both squandered opportunities to score and had Bamford been in the side, you’d imagine that we would have won 2-1 or 3-1.

Since winning promotion to the Premier League, we haven’t had a bad word to say Bamford, who’s silenced his critics and repaid the massive faith that Bielsa has shown in him.

Bielsa has also shown faith in Adam Forshaw and not many of us thought the midfielder would be capable of that display he put in against Leicester on Sunday.

Leeds will go from strength to strength once Bamford is back.

It’s just down to who gets dropped by Bielsa for the ex-Middlesbrough striker.

Our money would be on Jack Harrison.

In other Leeds United news, Kieran Maguire hints at a major behind-the-scenes change as documents emerge.