By Mark Smith

13th Dec, 2022 | 10:10am

Patrick Bamford now extremely frustrated at Leeds United are more injury news - Sky Sports pundit

By Anthony Onifade.

Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has insisted that Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford will be extremely frustrated with his personal injury struggles at Elland Road.

This follows reports which stated that Bamford could be out of action for another few weeks, and it follows on from a worrying injury-hit record for the player over the last 18 months [Yorkshire Evening Post].

The striker missed Leeds’ final three games prior to the World Cup break and flew to Munich in order to undergo his groin surgery, meaning he missed out on the club’s mid-season training camp in Spain.

Prutton believes that Leeds United must use and work him in the correct manner when he returns because he still remains a key player at Elland Road.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, he said: “Bamford’s recent injuries might be worrying for Leeds fans but I’d be surprised if it was anything other than extremely frustrating and worrying from Patrick’s point of view.

“We are talking about a player here who has not had the background of what you would class as a stereotypical footballer because there have been questions and fingers pointed at Patrick for various reasons over recent periods. But he has answered every single question and critique emphatically and now this is one where the main protagonist is his body.

“I’d like to think and hope that Leeds are using him and working him in the correct possible manner which I can’t see why that wouldn’t be given that he is an inherently, expensive asset for them and a valuable asset. And this will just be frustrating for him.”

Give him time.

Indeed, Bamford’s latest injury developments come as a crushing blow to both the player and his manager Jesse Marsch.

Considering the position Leeds United find themselves in, especially in the Premier League table, the Whites desperately need all their top players fit and firing and Bamford, as Prutton states, still remains a vital component in their plans.

Certainly, the one-cap England international has failed to find the back of the net in his four Premier League games this season, but that is no fault of his own.

Prutton is accurate in that Leeds must work him wisely, not rushing him back to action, if they are to get the best out of him again.

If the 29-year-old needs more room and time to work towards match fitness and getting back in tip-top fettle for the crucial stages of the season left, then the club must provide him with such.

In other Leeds United news, 36 scouts recently showed up to watch multiple sensations with as many as four exits now on the cards at Elland Road