Leeds United Marcelo Bielsa has been impressed with the form of striker Patrick Bamford and believes the goals scored during the early phase of the Championship campaign should provide plenty of confidence going forward. The 25-year-old joined the Peacocks from Middlesbrough last season and managed just 10 goals during an injury plagued campaign.
Bielsa’s men appeared on course for promotion for most of the previous campaign but a poor run for form towards the end witnessed Sheffield United jump ahead of them for the second automatic promotion place. In the playoffs, they could not proceed beyond the semi-final stage after Derby beat them across two legs and the manager will be hoping to avoid a repeat of the same.
Leeds have made a strong start to the current Championship campaign and they are currently top of the table with 13 points and ahead of Swansea City on goal difference. While the west Yorkshire outfit have always been an attacking threat, they have been more impressive on the defensive front this term and that should provide them with plenty of optimism going forward.