Leeds United and FPL fans take note: Bamford spotted in training amid injury concerns
Bamford suffers injury scare
Leeds United and FPL players suffered a potential selection headache ahead of the weekend showdown between Marcelo Bielsa’s side and Newcastle as Patrick Bamford flagged up a potential injury.
Overheard on the 606 football phone-in, Patrick Bamford was ostensibly on to discuss the defeat to Liverpool with Juliet Ferrington, and the interview consisted of analysing the game for the most part.
Just before answering the first question (around 9 mins 50 seconds), Bamford can be heard saying:
“My hamstring is pinging”
This sent waves of worry through the Leeds fanbase, but it could well have been a false alarm.
Forward spotted in training video
Fortunately for fans of Leeds’ top goalscorer last campaign, Bamford was shown running freely in a pre-match preparation video released the day before the encounter with Newcastle.
💪 The preparations continue!@Boost_Drinks pic.twitter.com/iHo0HfoMEH
— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 16, 2021
This will hand FPL owners and Leeds fans alike a massive boost, with Bamford a key part of Marcelo Bielsa’s side. With the Yorkshire outfit currently on just two points from their opening four games, having conceded 11 goals in the process, Bamford’s goalscoring touch is certainly required should Leeds want to improve on their current form.
Defensive crisis for Leeds United
At the other end of the pitch, however, Leeds could be plunged into a defensive crisis.
This comes as Pascal Struijk has had his red card appeal rejected by the Premier League, leaving Bielsa short of options in the heart of his backline.
Breaking – the Football Association has rejected Pascal Struijk’s appeal. Red card and three-match ban stands.
Full story here:https://t.co/T2Rbu4CEFt
— Phil Hay (@PhilHay_) September 15, 2021
This leaves The Whites with just one senior central defender, Liam Copper, having already lost Robin Koch and Diego Llorente.
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