It has been a difficult spell recently for Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford, but his performance in last weekend’s victory over Blackburn Rovers may have seen him turn a corner.
Bamford had gone over 10 games without scoring, not finding the net since late August against Stoke City, but all of that changed at Elland Road last Saturday.
The former Middlesbrough striker scored and assisted a goal, helping Leeds to secure a 2-1 victory over Blackburn and head into the international break third in the Sky Bet Championship table.
And his performance last weekend impressed former top flight striker Darren Bent, who certainly knows a thing or two about hitting the back of the net.
The former England international scored 106 goals in the Premier League for a number of clubs, and he was full of praise for Bamford when speaking to Football Insider.
He said: “It’s tough, it’s really tough but for him it’s brilliant, he knew he was playing really well so that’s half the battle. When you’re playing really well, that’s all the fans can ask for.”
“The moment that goal went in it probably relieved a lot of pressure and gave him another five, six games. Hopefully, he’ll go on a run, he doesn’t really go on runs but because he’s working hard and playing well, the fans will forgive him for that.
“Technically he’s a very good player, he can score wonder goals, he’s got a very good left foot so all he’s got to do is trust his technique.”
Leeds United and Patrick Bamford are next in action this coming Saturday when they travel to Luton Town.