Patrick Bamford has had a difficult time in pre-season.
First there was his admission to, let’s just say ‘exaggerating contact’ against Aston Villa in the latter stages of last season, and his feeling of regret over the whole affair. Then he had a bit of a nightmare in Leeds’ friendly against Western Sydney Wanderers, when chance after chance came begging but he just couldn’t find the net.
On his return from Australia though, Bamford had nothing but positive things to say about the whole experience, despite what some of the fans might think. The Leeds Twitter account posted a message from the striker, in which he thanked the supporters out in Australia and said how the hard work had to continue now the team was back in England.
And those Leeds fans who are still on his side were quick to jump to his defence, offering messages of support, with many predicting that he’ll come back and get more goals than he did last year.
I’m behind Lord Bamford for next season – 30 goals no bother
— Roofedanet (@Garyphelan5) July 22, 2019
All us fans need to draw a line under everything that went on last season & pre season and get 100% behind paddy and the boys! #ALAW
— Chops (@OfficialChops) July 22, 2019
Nice sentiments Paddy. Ignore the moaners the vast majority of fans are behind you
— Huxie (@huxie01) July 22, 2019
Hes a good player just struggling, we all struggle in life I have faith in him
— Captin (@Captin22729483) July 22, 2019
We all lost faith in Chris Wood after his first abysmal season and look how that turned out.. Bamford will be our top scorer this season with 15+ goals.
— James (@raderz) July 22, 2019
20+ goals this season incoming, go on Paddy ????????
— Jake Pattinson (@jakerpattinson) July 22, 2019
Keep the movement going Pat, goals will come.
— Andrew Healey (@AndrewHealey5) July 22, 2019
Remember the start of the season last year with fans slamming Roofe saying he wasn't good enough. Bamford is a quality striker in the Championship and he will have the last laugh at doubters. #LUFC pic.twitter.com/55CQ6Tehip
— LUFC_Cathcart (@lufc_cathcart) July 22, 2019