Patrick Bamford Answered His Critics With Double Against Millwall Claims Ex-Football League Player

Wednesday, January 29th, 2020 12:00pm

Ex-Football League player now turned pundit, Sam Parkin, believes Patrick Bamford silenced his critics after his crucial role in Leeds' comeback against Millwall.

Heading into last night's crunch fixture against Millwall, Marcelo Bielsa's side had won just once in their last seven league fixtures. 

On the Leeds United Fans Show a few weeks back, Leeds Fan Jon Mackenzie spoke about how nerves could creep up once again and derail their promotion charge.

So when the side found themselves down by two-goals at half-time at home, many fans would have been thinking the worst. However three goals in 17-minutes turned the game around in Leeds' favour. Patrick Bamford, who already had one goal to his name, doubled his tally following Pablo Hernandez' equaliser to send Elland Road into jubilation. 

That turn around sent Leeds into top spot as West Brom fell to a 2-1 away defeat to Cardiff City.

On that victory last night, ex-Football League player Sam Parkin responded to whether Leeds can go up.

"Absolutely especially considering they've gone out and done the [transfer] business in the last few days. I think that's what everyone was crying out for really in terms of the supporters and the neutrals looking on and thinking that would be such a bitter pill to swallow for the Leeds supporters if they didn't strengthen.

"It was so obvious they needed to get another striker and they've done that. They got another midfield player and they've strengthened in the goalkeeping department as well just in case that suspension for Casilla comes to fruition. They're the three players they needed and they've done that now. 

Parkin was also full of praise for the Englishman who netted his 11th and 12th league goals of the campaign. 

"And looking at last night, that was such a big moment not only in Patrick Bamford's season, but I think in his career as well. I think that's the most he's ever been under the spotlight, certainly in his Leeds career, after the QPR performance when he missed a penalty and passed up a couple of opportunities. 

"He's answered all his critics emphatically last night when all the pressure was on. 

"And I think sometimes that happens when a new player walks into the building, certainly it used to inspire me to improve my performances. When someone's looking to take your job, you say 'hold on a minute this is my position in this the team'. 

"But what a turn around and what a result. They'll be feeling very good about things this morning. Expect them to kick on now and pick up results and cement themselves in that top two. 

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