Patrick Bamford has given a detailed response to the training requirements that him and the Leeds United squad are being asked to fulfil by the club during the current break from football due to the COVID-19 virus.
The 26-year-old has explained that him and his teammates are still being made to keep up their fitness, despite there being no timescale yet on when it will be safe for action to resume.
Marcelo Bielsa’s team play a high intensity style of football that is unrivalled in the Championship and it’s a big part of why they sit top of the league table with nine games remaining.
The Yorkshire giants have so often this campaign swarmed their opponents with tireless energy and play an exciting brand of football for supporters to get behind.
Bamford has explained that the Leeds star are continuing to tick over with their fitness and still getting through plenty of work.
“We have to do our weights every morning and send pictures of our weight in. It’s kind of similar to or close as it can be to if we were in training,” Bamford told BBC Radio 5 Live on Monday.
“I think it’s more of a seasonal workload. Day by day, it’s roughly what you would do in a training session in terms of either completing 5km or 4kms. Obviously, it’s not the same because you are not doing the change of direction or the intensity but we are doing as much as we can load wise to try and keep at a level that will help us when we do finally go back.”
Leeds are an extremely fit side that will want to be raring to go whenever the Championship season can return, with football understandably taking a backwards step under the circumstances.
Bamford is a Whites star that gives 100 per cent whenever he’s on the pitch, which is why he’s been a nailed-on starter under Bielsa despite some contrasting opinions from supporters.
The centre-forward has 13 goals in 38 games across all competitions this campaign and is guilty of being an inconsistent finisher, but he knits a lot of player together at the point of attack.