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Jesse Marsch shares that Leeds United star ‘looks really good’ in training before Brentford clash

Leeds United manager Jesse Marsch says Patrick Bamford ‘looks really good’ in training ahead of tomorrow’s huge clash with Brentford.

The Whites know they have to better Burnley’s result at home to Newcastle or they will drop back into the Championship.

Their season has been hampered by Bamford’s extended injury absence but Marsch has suggested he could be back in contention for tomorrow’s game.

It would be a gamble but Bamford being fit enough to play some part would be a big boost on an afternoon where one chance – one goal – could make all the difference.

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Marsch says Bamford ‘looks really good’ in training

At his pre-match press conference ahead of the game, Marsch said: “Luke Ayling had successful surgery yesterday, based on how the surgery went we’re hopeful he’ll be out between two and four months.

“We’ll see how he progresses but it’s a knee issue that he had to get sorted out so we decided to take this time to get him healthy.

“Tyler Roberts was in training today but will not be available for selection, it was his first day back in training. It’s good to have him back and he’s ahead of schedule and will certainly be ready for the start of next year.

“Patrick Bamford has looked really good this week, we still haven’t made a final decision on where he’ll stand for the moment on Sunday but he had a day off today inside to recuperate effectively but we’re hopeful we can make the decision in the next couple of days that we can make him available for minutes on Sunday.”

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Brentford are in mid-table with nothing to play for so Leeds have to fancy themselves to get a result on an afternoon which means everything to them.

Bamford’s injury has been a major blow but ever since it was reported that he could still yet play some part in the season, that hope was there.

It would be a blow if he was not even fit enough to be named on the bench, to be thrown on if Leeds need to bag a goal for survival.

Pundit Paul Merson thinks Leeds will stay up and how Whites fans will be desperately hoping he is right.

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