Date: 4th March 2020 at 7:00pm
Written by: Zak Roome

Many Leeds United fans have been reacting on social media after Tyler Roberts offered Patrick Bamford his support amid the striker’s drought in front of the goal.

Bamford failed to score for the seventh-straight Championship fixture on Saturday, while his brace in January’s 3-2 comeback win over Millwall remains the 26-year-old’s only league goals since our defeat away to Fulham 14 games ago.

The Grantham-born hitman has featured in 12 of our second-tier matches since losing at Craven Cottage in December, including starting roles under boss Marcelo Bielsa in all bar the New Year’s Day draw with West Brom when he entered the action at the break.

Worryingly for Bamford, he also failed to register a single shot, let alone one on target, as we ran riot at the KCOM Stadium last weekend, whilst Roberts came off the bench to replace him with 23 minutes to go and fired home a brace against Hull City for a 4-0 triumph.

Roberts, though, is not concerned that our leading goalscorer, with 12 strikes to his name in the Championship this season, is struggling of late, as he is confident that Bamford offers more to the side than just goals.

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“I don’t think it’s much to do with the goals,” Roberts stated, via quotes by the Yorkshire Post. “We need to score goals but Patrick gives a lot to the team and strikers have these runs. I’ve been through it, of course, at the end of last season. It’s not nice.

“We’re all confident he can hit the target and score goals. We’ve seen it often enough in training, it’s just getting that first one, I think.

“It’s frustrating for everyone when chances go begging. It’s not just Pat that’s missing chances, or anyone in particular, but we do have a lot of possession and we do create a lot of chances. On Saturday, we showed we can put them away and be clinical.”

Here are some of the messages shared as fans reacted to Robert’s comments…

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