Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has been discussing his joy at wearing the number nine shirt at Elland Road.
The West Yorkshire side snapped up the one-time Championship Player of the Year from Middlesbrough last summer. As reported by Sky Sports, Leeds splashed out £7 million to bring the forward from the Riverside Stadium.
It has been a difficult transition since his arrival at Leeds. Injury disrupted his first campaign at Elland Road and he has had to work hard to win over the Leeds faithful.
However, Bamford told Leeds Live this week that the significance of his current position is not lost on him. The 26-year-old also mentioned how he might one day like to tell his grandkids about his current position.
“‘Is it mad that you’re number nine for Leeds?’ If you think about it like that, you grow up watching (Mark) Viduka and (Jimmy Floyd) Hasselbaink.
“You’re thinking when you’re old and you’ve got grandkids, you [will be able to say you] played number nine for Leeds. It’s a big thing, and I think sometimes you forget that.”
Bamford sometimes gets a fairly harsh wrap from the Leeds support but it usually only down to an understanding of how good he can be.
The former England under-21 international’s record of 14 goals in 32 games for the club is certainly impressive.
Hopefully, he can add to those goals in the months to come. He might even get to tell his grandkids of how he helped Leeds United back to the Premier League when he is old and grey.