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Sport Big blow: Phil Hay confirms late Leeds setback before Southampton, fans surely worried - opinion

15:49  16 october  2021
15:49  16 october  2021 Source:   footballfancast.com

Body blow: Phil Hay confirms late Leeds setback before Watford, fans will be worried - opinion

  Body blow: Phil Hay confirms late Leeds setback before Watford, fans will be worried - opinion The Athletic's Phil Hay has revealed a late Leeds United setback before their Premier League clash against Watford.The right-back had played the full 90 minutes in every single top-flight game this season for Marcelo Bielsa’s side before he was forced off in the closing stages of the 1-1 draw against Newcastle at St James’ Park a couple of weeks ago.

Patrick Bamford standing in front of a crowd: Premier League - Burnley v Leeds United © Provided by Football FanCast Premier League - Burnley v Leeds United

The Athletic’s Phil Hay has confirmed that Patrick Bamford has been ruled out of Leeds United’s Premier League clash against Southampton on Saturday afternoon.

What’s the story?

Writing on Twitter, the journalist confirmed that the 28-year-old will sit out today’s game at St Mary’s through injury, having also missed the games against West Ham and Watford just before the international break.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of the game against the Saints, Bielsa himself added: “Bamford won’t play and Kalvin has chances of being able to do so. He has a problem in his ankle which we informed previously. His recovery is subject to the evolution of the injury. I anticipated a date (for him to return), it wouldn’t be because I have arguments to do so. The evolution we have to control is on a day-to-day.”

'I don’t see' - Phil Hay addresses 'a bonus for Leeds' ahead of Saints clash

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Another chance for Rodrigo

Bamford was a revelation in the Premier League last season for Bielsa’s side, netting 17 goals and providing another eight assists in 38 games, leading to rave reviews from Ian Wright.

The Match of the Day pundit said: “You look at what Bamford has been through, six loan moves, his upbringing, private school stuff, Palace fans complaining about the way he runs – he has been through so much. People told him he would never be a Premier League striker.

“But Leeds fans deserve credit for sticking by him, even when you looked at some of those games and he did miss some easy chances. The manager stuck with him, and it will be difficult to find a manager with as much faith in Bielsa.”

Given the lack of genuine centre-forward cover at Elland Road, Leeds fans will surely be worried about Bamford’s ongoing absence and how long he will be sidelined.

'Could easily make an argument' - Phil Hay drops interesting Leeds claim involving Raphinha

  'Could easily make an argument' - Phil Hay drops interesting Leeds claim involving Raphinha Leeds United winger Raphinha may have become even more crucial for the Whites than Kalvin Phillips, according to journalist Phil Hay. The Lowdown: Raphinha excels on Brazil debut The 24-year-old has been superb for Leeds since arriving from Rennes in 2020 and he has taken his form with him to the international stage. Raphinha registered […]The 24-year-old has been superb for Leeds since arriving from Rennes in 2020 and he has taken his form with him to the international stage.

What it does mean is another chance up front for Rodrigo, and the Spaniard will be hoping to take his opportunity later today against the Saints.

Meanwhile, Phil Hay has delivered an encouraging pre-match boost about Kalvin Phillips…

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Leeds United are unlikely to change their stance on Harry Winks after turning down a move for the midfielder this summer, according to the reliable Phil Hay for The Athletic. The Lowdown: Leeds turn down Winks move The Whites completed a few pieces of transfer business in the summer but one player they didn’t sign […]The Whites completed a few pieces of transfer business in the summer but one player they didn’t sign was Winks, who remained at Tottenham instead.

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