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Former Leeds United star has faith in struggling striker

Former Leeds United man Noel Whelan has said that he has faith that striker Patrick Bamford can turn around his poor recent goal scoring form and find the back of the net sooner rather than later.

Bamford has not hit the back of the net in ten league games, since he bagged against Stoke City, and speaking on BBC Radio Leeds (via Inside Futbol), Whelan feels that once Bamford does score, the goals will keep on coming.

“I think he just needs that scruffy goal, one off his knee, one off his bottom.”

“It doesn’t matter how it goes in as long as he claims it, then he will go on that scoring run.”

Whelan, who played for Leeds in the mid 90s, knows what it is like to play up front and struggle for goals.

Talking about his time as a striker, he said: “I’ve played up front before and gone through four, five, six games without a goal, then I got a goal and you go and score for three weeks on the bounce.”

“That’s the sort of thing I am pretty sure Patrick can do.”

Leeds United really need Bamford to find the back of the net sooner rather than later after reports suggested that on-loan Arsenal striker Eddie Nketiah could be out until the end of November.

Although Bamford has been Marcelo Bielsa’s first choice striker, Nketiah had been coming off the bench and banging in the goals, so the sooner Bamford finds the back of the net, the better for both himself and his club.

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