Leeds United fans could see Patrick Bamford back in action for the club, giving Marcelo Bielsa’s side a massive boost.

Unfortunately, supporters will have to settle for the 25-year-old featuring for the club’s under 23’s side as he continues his recovery from injury.

Phil Hay’s column in the Yorkshire Evening Post revealed that Bamford is likely to feature against Newcastle United in the Premier League Cup on Friday evening.

If he can get some game time under his belt it would provide Leeds United with a massive boost, having originally expected his return to come in January.

Bamford was pictured scoring a spectacular volley during training, showing more encouraging signs to supporters of the club.

The midfielder has been out of action since September, when he picked up a knee injury whilst playing for the under-23’s.

Since making a £7million move from Middlesbrough, Bamford is yet to start a league game for Leeds having made seven appearances, scoring one goal.

His last outing for the first team was against his former club in a goal-less draw at the end of August, and a return to action would be welcomed by Bielsa sooner rather than later.

Leeds are currently sat second in the Championship table, just one point behind leaders Norwich City as they aim to return to the Premier League.

Bielsa’s side has been hit by a number of injuries already this campaign, with Bamford one of a number of players who have been sidelined.

He will be itching to get back onto the field now as he looks to kick-start his career at Elland Road, with the midfielder hoping to recreate his spectacular training-ground effort whilst in first team action.


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