By Jason Jones

16th May, 2020 | 7:00am

Patrick Bamford responds to 'jabbering' Norwich chief amid Leeds promotion debate

Patrick Bamford has dismissed Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber’s claim that Leeds United would not deserve to be promoted if they cannot play their remaining Championship matches.

The Canaries chief made headlines earlier in the week when he argued that promotion and relegation to and from the Premier League must be decided on the pitch, rather than on a points per game average.

That stance could see clubs oppose Leeds’ long-awaited return to the top flight if they are unable to complete their fixture schedule as initially planned.

But Bamford has hit back at Webber, suggesting that his comments were nonsensical, and that the Whites are fully deserving of their place at the top table.

Speaking during a Q&A on Leeds’ official Twitter account (8.10), he said: “If it finished now, we’ve been definitely top two, probably the best team in the league the whole season so I think no one could complain about us going up.

“I actually saw the other day about that lad from Norwich who said he was a Leeds fan, whatever he was jabbering on about, it honestly made no sense.”

Bamford’s come out and said what we’re all thinking here.

It’s surely no coincidence that Webber is so desperate to find a way of blocking promotion when it’s his side who are rooted to the bottom of the Premier League.

The Canaries chief has even gone as far as to suggest that his side would not accept relegation if the Championship cannot be completed – even if the Premier League is able to play all of its remaining games and they finish in the bottom three.

That’s nothing short of ludicrous, and shows just how desperately he is clutching at straws to make up for the fact that his team haven’t been good enough this term.

Bamford is bang on, this makes no sense.

In other Leeds United news, ‘No complaints’ – Paul Merson shares verdict on Leeds promotion debate.