By Pranav Shahaney

6th Nov, 2022 | 9:10am

Injury expert shares update on Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford for Tottenham Hotspur Premier League clash

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford 50 per cent likely to miss the Premier League clash v Tottenham Hotspur on November 12.

The England international was completely absent from the squad against Bournemouth and Jesse Marsch then confirmed that it was a knock.

However, injury expert Ben Dinnery believes that while he is expected to return for the Spurs clash, it’s currently a toss-up as to whether or not he’ll be available as he is being assessed currently. [Premier Injuries]

Injury woes

We cannot remember the last time Bamford could be relied on for many weeks at a stretch to be fit.

Thankfully, after the Spurs game, the World Cup break will begin so he can then use that month or so to recuperate.

However, he’s going to be a big miss if he’s not fit for that game and it’s time Leeds consider a long-term replacement for the Englishman.

They may have signed Willy Gnonto and Sonny Perkins, but none seem to be ready for the responsibility to score over 10 league goals a season.

Bamford has massively underperformed his xG this season and it is reminiscent of Leeds’ final season in the Championship when nothing seemed to be working for him.

He’s got to work on his fitness and his composure in front of goal and at 29, the chances of him getting any better are very few and it certainly will have annoyed the club hierarchy.

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