By Sam Stone

1st Nov, 2022 | 7:10pm

Martin Terrier Leeds United interest must send wake-up call to Patrick Bamford

It’s proving to be a worrying start to the season for Patrick Bamford with no Premier League goals from ten games so far for the Leeds United striker.

His miscontrol when through on goal in the second half of the Whites’ famous win over Liverpool on Saturday just about summed up his season as a whole. His end product is just not there at the moment.

The 29-year-old still gives his all and presses from the front with intensity and energy, which is loved by the Elland Road faithful. He even played a crucial part in Crysencio Summerville’s late winner against Jurgen Klopp’s side.

However, for Leeds to have scored 15 goals and not one of them come from Bamford, there should be a real cause for concern when it comes to his form. The odd goal from Rodrigo, Luis Sinnisterra and Summerville will not be enough to avoid a relegation scrap this season.

Leeds need one of their strikers to hit a run of form in front of goal which Jesse Marsch can rely upon to turn his side’s good attacking play into domestic victories.

With the January window fast approaching, players will begin to be linked with moves to Elland Road, as Marsch looks to turn his side’s fortunes around.

The Yorkshire side have joined a host of top-flight teams in taking a look at Rennes attacker Martin Terrier (90min, 1 November), who has 11 goals so far in the 2022/23 season. It will take a lot for Leeds to land the in-demand 25-year-old, but the links to a striker should come as a wake-up call to Bamford.

He has been a superb servant for the Whites over the years, with 45 goals in 130 appearances, but with the England international soon turning 30, there must be real concerns over his current dip in form and whether he will be able to reach the heights he once has.

Loyalty will only go so far in football, and with the Whites clearly looking to bolster their attacking unit, Bamford simply has to show he’s capable of returning to his previous levels in front of goal.

In other Leeds United news, Andrea Radrizzani and Victor Orta have started scanning the market for potential upgrades on Jesse Marsch at Elland Road