By Mark Smith

26th May, 2021 | 7:05am

Leeds ace Patrick Bamford sends Twitter message after missing out on England squad

Leeds United fans were left gobsmacked on Tuesday afternoon as Patrick Bamford missed out on his maiden senior England call-up.

Gareth Southgate named a 33-man provisional squad for the upcoming EUROs, something that will later be cut to 26 for the tournament.

Despite being the highest-scoring Englishman behind Harry Kane, Ollie Watkins and Dominic Calvert-Lewin were preferred to Bamford.

Bamford has since delivered a message on his personal Twitter account, and he has decided to stick with his loyal support rather than address the contentious decision.

“Can’t wait to have the fans back in next season,” he wrote.

The message was accompanied by all 17 of his goals this season, another reminder of just how well he has done in his first season back in the Premier League.


Southgate is simply once again proving that he isn’t picking players based on their form, despite claiming this numerous times over the years.

How Bamford can not be included in this after finishing the Premier League season is beyond us, Calvert-Lewin and Watkins have had shockers.

The pair both finished below Leeds in the table and even delivered fewer assists combined than the Whites talisman, so explain that one.

This has to be used as motivation, and if Bamford goes on to represent the Republic of Ireland, it would be no surprise to any of us after missing out on this wonderful chance.

Everyone can agree that this was a joke, but we’re glad to see that Bamford is using this to get back in action in the Premier League once again and prove every single person in the England set-up wrong.

20 goals next season.

In other Leeds United news, Emma Jones sends two-word Twitter message after major Whites incident over the weekend