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Morning Leeds-in for 4 August: Patrick Bamford looking forward to playing at Elland Road

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The first press conference of the season was held yesterday, with Marcelo Bielsa and Patrick Bamford speaking to the press.

Bamford had nice things to say about Leeds (well of course he would) saying:

When the bid got accepted I was thinking this a reality now. Leeds is such a big club. It was a no-brainer really and gave me an opportunity to play upfront and be the no 9. Last time I played up front for the whole season was at MK Dons. I knew I was a number nine and I always wanted to play up front. That was a big thing.

It sounds like he’s going to get his wish to play up front. And if he can score at Elland Road like he did last year when he visited with Middlesbrough, then Leeds are going to be very lucky.

On to the links.

Leeds United Links

Adam Forshaw is set to have surgery on ligaments in his foot, and will miss six to eight weeks. [Through It All Together]

Bailey Peacock-Farrell will likely start in goal against Stoke City, while Pontus Jansson will likely start on the bench after getting back later than everyone else after playing in the World Cup for Sweden. [Though It All Together]

A look at the attacking options this season for Leeds. [Through It All Together]

England and English Football Links

Derby County beat Reading FC behind a goal in injury time. [BBC.com]

Ahmed Musa left Leicester City for Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia. [BBC.com]

Our friends at the Reading blog, The Tilehurst End did a great job doing previews for all the clubs in the Championship. [Tilehurst End]

World Football Links

A look at what Mattia Caldara will bring to AC Milan. [AC Milan Offside]

Another installment of the story of the rivalry between Club Leon and Club Tijuana in Mexico. [FMF State of Mind]

AS Roma and Steve Nzonzi reportedly agree terms. [Chiesa di Totti]