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Morning Leeds-in for 16 August: Bamford: ‘Roofe was brilliant at Derby’ as he waits his turn

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Looks like Patrick Bamford knows he’s not going to unseat Kemar Roofe right now, at least not with the form that Roofe is in right now.

Speaking to Phil Hay of the Yorkshire Evening Post Bamford said:

He (Roofe) has had the whole of pre-season with the manager, working on his ideas.

If anything, bringing in new faces ups everyone’s game and that can only be good for the team

He was brilliant at Derby and took his goals brilliantly. I’m really happy for him and, as long as he keeps going, the team will do well. I know that might mean I have to wait a little bit to play but I’m ready whenever

There is no doubt that Bamford wants to get into the starting line-up, but he’s aware that he needs to wait and earn his chances. He had a number of opportunities on Tuesday, so it’s only a matter of time before he’ll get a chance to show the same kind of form that saw him score a hat-trick at Elland Road against Leeds for Middlesbrough last season.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

The Leeds United Ladies get ready for a new season. [Leeds]

The attendance figure for Tuesday night’s League Cup clash was extremely impressive, with Leeds far and away having the best-attended match. [Leeds]

It’s early, but there is a real possibility that Marcelo Bielsa has an opportunity to lay down a legacy at Leeds. [Yorkshire Evening Post]

England and English Football Links

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne injured his right knee in training. [Sky Sports]

Arsenal’s David Ospina leaves for Napoli. [The Short Fuse]

World Football Links

AC Milan close in on Diego Laxalt from Genoa. [AC Milan Offside]

In Mexico’s Copa MX, Club Puebla drew 1-1 with favoured Monterrey after a late goal from Cristian Palacios. [FMF State of Mind]

Toronto FC won it’s third straight Canadian Championship by beating the Vancouver Whitecaps. [Waking the Red]

Who has the most to prove at Juventus this season? [Black & White & Read All Over]