It’s something that Leeds fans have been crying out for.
It’s something that’s been discussed in the media and it’s even something that the players have discussed as a possibility. Now it looks as if we could be making some progress in that area. I’m talking of course about the prospect of playing both Patrick Bamford and Eddie Nketiah up front together. With Leeds United struggling to convert their chances this season, one of the solutions to the issue is by playing the two front men together rather than leaving Nketiah on the bench.
Now it seems as if head coach Marcelo Bielsa has at least thought about putting the plan into action. Speaking in his press conference on Thursday, Bielsa finally revealed that we could be seeing the two of them playing together in the future:
“He is one of the team options that we have, he is an important player who has an impact and change one match, we are really grateful that we can count on him. Of course he and Bamford give different things to the team but also they can play together.”
So now that Bielsa has finally admitted that it is a possibility that the two of them could play together. My simple message after that is, just do it then. We saw last year how failing to take our chances ended up costing us in the end, so we can’t afford to let the same thing happen twice in succession.
Given how Nketiah is averaging a goal this season and Bamford is our joint-highest scorer (with Nketiah), it only makes sense that we fix one of our biggest problems, something Bielsa even recognises, and finally get ourselves back into the Premier League.
Do you think that this is finally the moment Bielsa realises that he can play the two of them together? Or do you think that he’s still going to bide his time before making it happen?