Noel Whelan has told Football Insider that he feels sorry for Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford.
The former Leeds striker has said that Bamford has done nothing wrong.
The former Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest striker has scored four goals and provided one assist in seven Championship appearances for the Whites so far this season, according to WhoScored.
Eddie Nketiah, signed on loan from Premier League club Arsenal in the summer transfer window, has been playing well for the Whites this season, scoring two important goals in 78 Championship minutes, according to WhoScored.
Former Leeds striker Whelan – who now works as a pundit for BBC Radio Leeds – has given his take on Bamford, and he has said that he feels sorry for the 20-year-old.
Whelan told Football Insider about Bamford: “Patrick has played well this season and has done a lot of great work for the team, but strikers get paid to score goals.
“This is where Leeds need to make sure the load is shared up front. Patrick’s been starting all the games, and Nketiah has been coming on as sub, but that’s going to change. Nketiah is too hot to leave out.
“I feel sorry for Patrick, he’s doing nothing wrong. You could see the disappointment in his face when he was subbed against Barnsley. Having two top strikers is a good problem to have.
“Over the season, injuries and suspensions are going to happen, and it’s vital they’re fit, firing and pushing each other hard.”
Bamford is a very good striker with a lot of experience in the Championship, and the 26-year-old has done well for Leeds so far this season.
True, the striker does miss chances, but so do other players, and one should not be too harsh on the former Chelsea prospect.
The 26-year-old is the number one striker at Leeds, and his importance in the team will only grow in the coming weeks and months.