Quoted by Football Insider, Kevin Phillips has asked the question as to whether Patrick Bamford is going to be good enough for the Premier League if Leeds United end up back there come the end of the season.
The Whites are being made to wait extra time for their chance to get back into the top flight at long last thanks to the recent global situation and pandemic.
Clearly, though, the club is in a good position and providing the season is resumed at some point, there’s a good chance that a return to the Premier League will be on the cards.
With that said, then, getting recruitment right and having a squad capable of staying up in the top flight will be the next challenge, and decisions will need to be made on some players.
Is Bamford good enough for the PL?
It seems, too, that Phillips does not feel as though Bamford is going to be good enough to score the goals the Whites would need to remain in the top flight.
“Of course, the Premier League is a huge step-up from the Championship. Unfortunately, for Patrick, he needs three or four chances before he scores but in the Premier League, you may only get one chance, especially for a promoted team.
“The manager has shown this season that he trusts him, whether it is enough to play week in, week out in the Premier League I am not so sure. It is a big jump to the Premier League.”
Bamford has frustrated at times this season and for the amount of chances that the team has laid on for him, his goal tally perhaps isn’t where it should be.
However, Marcelo Bielsa is clearly a fan of what his overall game brings to the side and you can imagine the Argentine will want to give him a chance of scoring goals in the Premier League – you’d just hope a back-up plan would be in place if that ended up backfiring.