Leeds United forward Patrick Bamford was delighted to be back playing in front of crowds in the 3-1 defeat against Chelsea on Saturday.

The Whites striker opened the scoring at Stamford Bridge in the opening five minutes, getting on to a Kalvin Phillips pass to round the keeper and finish.

Things went downhill after that, with Marcelo Bielsa admitting that it was a fair result after an underwhelming performance.

Bamford admitted that he can’t wait to welcome fans back to Elland Road after getting the first taste of crowds for nearly a year.

“Unfortunately not to be this weekend,” he wrote on his Instagram.

“However, back in front of any fans is a good feeling. I can’t wait to be playing in front of a home crowd though. Sometime soon hopefully.”

Leeds will have to wait until after Christmas though, meaning the Whites will be without fans for their games with West Ham and Newcastle.

Manchester United are planning on reintroducing fans for the clash against the Whites at Old Trafford on the 20th of December.

That would mean that Lancashire would move to Tier 2 the day before the game, and Yorkshire have the exact same R-number in regards to COVID-19.

Should Lancashire drop tiers, Yorkshire should also follow suit.

That would mean that Bamford and the Whites squad will be playing in front of the Elland Road faithful for the game against Burnley on the 27th.

In other Leeds United news, these Whites fans react to Diego Llorente debut v Chelsea

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