Stuart Dallas has admitted he was delighted for Leeds United teammate Patrick Bamford following his goal last weekend against Huddersfield Town.
Bamford scored in the 2-0 league victory over their Yorkshire rivals, which extended the club’s winning run to five consecutive matches and also lifted them to the top of the Championship table.
The centre-forward had not scored in his previous seven league games going into the contest, but ended his mini drought and has been a key player this season.
Despite Tyler Roberts coming back into the fold recently, Bamford has continued to be the main man in attack and it’s been that way this campaign.
The English striker has 13 goals in 38 games across all competitions this campaign and will be hoping to find the net again this weekend away to Cardiff City.
Dallas has picked out the value of Bamford on the Leeds team and believes he’s answered his recent criticism.
“I’m delighted for him, he has come in for a lot of criticism recently but he has got a goal against Huddersfield and it doesn’t matter how they come,” Dallas told the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“He is there in the right place at the right time and that’s what all good goalscorers do. He’s massive for us and hopefully that will do him the world of good.”
Bamford’s role in the Leeds team is something that has been debated throughout the entire season by supporters, but the team sit top of the league table with him as their first-choice striker and are seven points clear of third-placed Fulham in their pursuit of automatic promotion.
His 13-goal tally is moderate considering the amount of chances he gets, but the incredible work-rate at the top end of the pitch is vital to the system and he brings teammates into play effectively.
He will hope he can now go on a goalscoring run to get the club over the line for promotion and he’s someone that will continue to get in good areas around the box.