Good thing that Kemar Roofe is in the form of his life right now at Leeds United.
Patrick Bamford, who the club shelled out £7 million for in the summer transfer window, appeared to have been hurt during the U23 match he played in today at Elland Road. A few members of the first team came out an played in today’s U23 match including Chelsea loanees Lewis Baker & Jamal Blackman and also Manchester City loanee Jack Harrison.
Uh-oh. #lufc https://t.co/Q4F106qr7Z— Leeds United News (@LeedsUnitedYEP) September 7, 2018
Bamford played for the Leeds U23s against Bristol City, however it appeared that he was injured during a play in which he clashed with a City player. He left the pitch, and was able to drive himself home, but his knee will still need to be evaluated further over the weekend, as it’s not clear what damage was done.
Bamford hasn’t been able to nail down a spot in the starting XI, as Kemar Roofe, who was recently named the Championship Player of the Month for August, has been on fire, scoring four goals and adding an assist. Bamford, despite the large transfer fee to secure his services from Middlesbrough, has not be able to get much playing time besides appearances in the League Cup and off the bench during Championship matches.
Besides Bamford and Roofe, Leeds also have Tyler Roberts, who made his senior debut for Wales last night, but he’s not been able to imprint himself on the first team just yet. Besides the teenager Roberts, Leeds also have Ryan Edmondson in the U23s. Edmondson has been productive in the U23s and also got some experience with the firs team late in the season and in preseason as well.
Here’s hoping that whatever injury or knock that Bamford suffered was minor, and his coming off was merely a precaution, as Leeds have a much thinner squad than they did last year, with over 20 players departing Leeds this summer, either on loan or on permanent deals.