Patrick Bamford is set to return to the Leeds United starting XI this week. He is back from suspension and Kemar Roofe has picked up a calf injury. It will undoubtedly be a big chance for him to finally lay down a marker at his new club.
One Derby player who will be acutely aware of his ability is Richard Keogh. The pair were once team-mates at Pride Park. On top of that, they could soon be international partners with the Republic of Ireland.
Mick McCarthy has made no secret of his desire to convince former Ireland youth international to play for the nation on a senior level.
Keogh sounded excited at that prospect in conversation with The Irish Mirror back in March.
“He’s a good player, he can score goals.
“He’d offer something different to our group, so I can understand why the manager is looking at different options.”
Keogh became the villain of the piece as far as Leeds fans were concerned. Many found his reaction to the penalty decision reversal in the second-half to be quite comical.
Leeds United supporters will now hope to gloat toward Keogh again on Wednesday evening if Bamford can get the better of his former and potential future team-mate.