By Pranav Shahaney

27th Apr, 2022 | 9:10am

Beren Cross shares major Patrick Bamford update amid Leeds United training development

Patrick Bamford is reportedly due to return to full training this week for Leeds United ahead of their game against Manchester City.

According to LeedsLive reporter Beren Cross, he is due to be out on the pitches in the coming days at Thorp Arch.

Last week, the Englishman was spotted hitting the weights but was not seen together on the field of play with the rest of his teammates.

In his recent piece, Cross wrote, “Bamford is due out on the pitches again this week. Fingers are crossed for Marsch’s next update ahead of the Manchester City clash. Bamford may just be the breath of fresh air needed for that final push next month.”

Much needed

Dan James as the focal point of the attack just isn’t working.

He is doing his bit in closing the opposition down but that’s not all that a centre forward is required to do at Leeds.

He’s expected to run the channels, drift into spaces in behind the defenders and be an absolute menace in front of goal.

For everything James can do, these are things that he certainly cannot.

This means that if Bamford is fit and a 100 per cent recovered then he must be given the start.

While it’s unlikely that he starts against the Citizens, he should be fit enough for the games after that.

Hopefully, the club aren’t rushing him back from an injury as they did last time around as it can have a devastating impact on his overall fitness.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are leading the race to complete a major signing and have already opened talks to seal a £25m deal.