Leeds United forward Patrick Bamford has told The Yorkshire Evening Post that he wants to get the fans on his side.
Bamford has admitted that it was hard for him last season, and the former Nottingham Forest and Chelsea prospect has suggested hat not all Leeds fans are happy with him.
The 26-year-old joined the West Yorkshire outfit from Championship rivals Middlesbrough in the summer of 2018 for a transfer fee reported by The Northern Echo to be worth £7 million.
The forward had injury concerns last season, but the Englishman still managed to score seven goals and provide two assists in 23 Championship appearances for the Whites, according to WhoScored.
Bamford told The Yorkshire Evening Post: “I am not really one to look at Twitter, but people were telling me: ‘oh you are getting slated blah, blah’. I know that is a minority and the fans who have come to watch the games have been brilliant and they have always sung my name.
“It was a hard one last year; signing for a big amount of money and then getting injured and not playing and then there was the disappointment of not getting promoted.
“I feel like they did not get the best of me. This year it is my aim to show them and once you get Leeds fans on your side, it can only be good news.”
Important player for Leeds United
Bamford is a very good forward, and the 26-year-old is a key figure in the current Leeds team under head coach Marcelo Bielsa.
The former Chelsea prospect needs to score more goals and score them regularly for the Whites, and if he is fit, then the Elland Road faithful should be confident that he will do just that.