By Mark Smith

10th Oct, 2020 | 10:00am

'Fingers crossed' - Patrick Bamford makes England claim over November selection

Leeds United forward Patrick Bamford has admitted it would be a “dream” to earn an England call-up in November.

The Whites talisman admitted it would be a dream come true to represent the Three Lions, but claimed he has to continue his hot streak in front of goal.

Kalvin Phillips became the first Leeds player to represent England since 2004 this season and proved Gareth Southgate is willing to introduce new players in his squads.

Jermaine Beckford was questioning Bamford, and the striker has set his eyes on the November international break.

“I don’t want to think about it, but obviously it would be a dream come true,” he told LUTV.

“My mates are all kind of winding me up saying, ‘you’re going to get called up’, but I was like they can’t call me up after just scoring three goals.

“For me, I’ve just got to try and replicate what I’ve done in the first few games over these next four games and hopefully, fingers crossed, we’ll see what happens in November.”

 

People would most likely have laughed at the suggestion of Bamford representing England over the summer, but why not?

The 27-year-old has returned to the Premier League in the form of his life, tormenting defenders and scoring three in his first four outings.

Bamford has been much more clinical this season, averaging fewer shots per game. What has impressed us more though, is that he has held up the ball better – taking fewer bad touches leading to him being dispossessed less [WhoScored].

Dominic Calvert-Lewin was nowhere near the England senior set-up last season, but his lightning start to the season has catapulted him into the spotlight.

If he can do it, why can’t Bamford? We won’t get carried away, but five or more goals before the next selection could see him catch Southgate’s eye.

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