Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has said that the team should shed the disappointment of losing to Sheffield United and should look focus on the next game following the international break. The Yorkshire outfit were leapfrogged by Sheffield to the second automatic promotion spot at the weekend after the Blades secured a slender 1-0 triumph.
Leeds manager Marcelo Bielsa claimed that the club should remain focussed in the Championship after returning to the top of the table by beating West Brom. Leeds were able to get a comprehensive 4-0 success over West Brom to overtake Sheffield United and Norwich City. Even though the latter has the choice of getting back the top spot with a win from their game in hand, there is no denying the added pressure on the Canaries. Bielsa has seen his Leeds team come up with some inconsistent performances of late. The lack of consistency is usually not a major problem in the Championship when teams tend to drop points at various points in the campaign.
With the Kalvin Phillips’ equalizer being the first goal of the seasons, Leeds United moved to the top of the Championship. During the second half of the match, there was a pause in the game because one of the teenagers, named Jack Clarke, reported not feeling well and thus paramedics tended him. He was taken to the hospital after being carried on the stretcher receiving O2 but later, it was informed that he was feeling better.
Leeds United hasn’t had their first string team available to play most of the matches in the on-going season. A lot of their players have sustained injuries and the head coach Marcelo Biesla has had to put his second choice players on the park, but that hasn’t reflected on the team’s performance at all.
Tottenham Hotspur legend Ledley King believes Leeds United are strong favourites to return to the Premier League, should they maintain their form through the festive period. The west Yorkshire outfit have transformed themselves into frontrunners for promotion under Marcelo Bielsa and they were temporarily at the top of the standings over the weekend before Norwich City leapfrogged them to the summit.
Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay does not believe Leeds United will make an approach to sign Robert Huth on a free transfer. The German has been without a club since being released from his Leicester City contract last summer and he recently suggested that he would be open to the prospect of playing for Marco Bielsa’s team.
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However, speaking to the Inside Elland Road podcast, Hay has claimed that there is no chance of Huth making the switch to Yorkshire as he does not fit into the scheme of things under Bielsa, he said: “I have looked into this and from what I’ve been told there is no chance of him coming to Leeds, although he was angling for it.