Leeds United are back at the top of the Championship after a convincing 4-0 win over Middlesbrough at Elland Road. It was the club’s biggest win of the season and a thoroughly convincing one.
The party was started by a former Boro player. Patrick Bamford scored his third goal in four games, shutting up the away fans who were happy to give their former striker plenty of stick.
His recent form for Leeds has been a huge boost for the club after a long barren spell in front of goal.
Now, his work-rate is being rewarded with notches in the goals column and one former Leeds United and Boro striker is pleased to see it.
Speaking on BBC West Yorkshire Sport, Noel Whelan expressed his joy at the performances of Bamford.
“He looks fit, he looks confident, he looks aggressive.
“I love that about him he’s got that swagger back. He’s scoring goals. When a striker starts banging the ball in the back of net every single game you believe you can score and he has got that belief back in his game.”
After a tough few months for Bamford, in which Arsenal loanee Eddie Nketiah was breathing heavily down his back, the striker has finally started to add the goals to his game needed to keep the vultures at bay.
Hopefully, Bamford can continue this form and Leeds United can stay at the Championship summit.