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Troy Deeney comments on Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford after hat-trick

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Troy Deeney comments on Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford after hat-trick

Troy Deeney has told TalkSPORT (Monday, 09:10am) that Patrick Bamford deserves all the praise he receives after the Leeds United striker scored an excellent hat-trick against Aston Villa on Friday night.

Bamford, 27, has surprised many with his stunning Premier League form – netting six goals in six league games for Marcelo Bielsa’s side. He went into last Friday’s game having netted against Liverpool, Sheffield United and Fulham.

Many Leeds fans were concerned that it could be a long night against Villa, who had previously won all four league games. The Whites also lacked centre-backs Liam Cooper and Diego Llorente, but Bamford took the game by the scruff of the neck.

 

Bamford scored a stunning hat-trick and Deeney responded when asked about the former Middlesbrough and Chelsea striker – applauding the Englishman for his form after being criticised last term. He also claimed Bamford is a “good finisher”.

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“The amount of stick he got last year was huge even though he did well,” Deeney said. “He’s decided to use the promotion to show everyone what he is all about I would say the lack of fans could be helping him, but he was always been a great finisher.

“He’s not the fastest striker, he’s always anticipating to get to the near post because the wingers are lively. When you’ve got that confidence that another chance is coming, you know you’re in a good vein of form. Harrison was very good on the day, too.”

TBR’s view – Bamford form means Rodrigo can solve no.10 absence

Leeds failed to sign an attacking midfielder in the summer. Michael Cuisance had a medical that failed, while Todd Cantwell, Ruslan Malinovskyi, Louie Sibley, Rodrigo De Paul have all been linked with Leeds to play alongside Mateusz Klich.

But £35k-a-week striker (Spotrac) Bamford’s form up front means Rodrigo looks unlikely to replace him in the coming months, and instead, that may allow Rodrigo to replace the lack of an attacking midfield addition.

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