Phil Hay: Patrick Bamford could be back for Spurs clash
Leeds United have played their last five Premier League games without Patrick Bamford and he is unavailable for the Leicester City clash.
While the Whites secured their only two wins of the season in the absence of the one-cap England international, 28, there is no doubt that Marcelo Bielsa and the fans would have wanted him available for selection.
Bamford has now missed six league games so far, but he could be available for the trip to Tottenham Hotspur immediately after November’s international break.
The Athletic journalist Phil Hay provided the information on his fitness during the Q and A session on their website in the build-up to Sunday’s game and it will surely leave the fans buzzing.
He said: “One more yellow is a ban for Rodrigo – but there’s a decent chance that Bamford will be back for Spurs.”
That news would have sounded like a blow a few weeks ago, but it is definitely a massive boost at the moment.
Spurs have a new manager in Antonio Conte, and playing them right now would not be easy.
Leeds would have fancied their chances against the North Londoners without Bamford were Nuno Espirito Santo still in charge.
However, they are set to become a different animal under the Italian tactician, and the Whites need all hands on deck to have a chance against this new Spurs.
Bamford has around two weeks to get back to full fitness from the ankle injury he sustained against Newcastle United in mid-September.
The timeline looks great, and Leeds will be hoping to have him back for such a clash.
The Whites need to start picking up points right now, and with some tough fixtures on the cards heading into the second half of the campaign, having Bamford back will do them a world of good.
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