Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford is set to be out for a minimum of four months after suffering a posterior cruciate ligament injury in an U23s game last week.
Bamford made the summer move from Middlesbrough and has only started Leeds’ two League Cup fixtures where he notched his first United goal.
In the Championship, however, five appearances have been registered, but they have all come from the bench, assisting one goal during his 54 minutes in the league.
With the 25-year-old out for the foreseeable future, we here at FLW, put it to Leeds fans on Twitter to ask if they feel it is imperative that Victor Orta and Andrea Radrizzani go out and sign a striker on a free transfer.
Patrick Bamford is OUT for four months with injury… ????
Is it imperative Orta and Radrizzani go out and sign a striker on a free transfer? ????#LUFC
— FootballLeagueWorld (@FLeagueWorld) September 11, 2018
It was a poll that garnered a lot of interest, with the majority of Leeds supporters swaying to the opinion that the club’s hierarchy indeed need to go out and find an unattached player to replace the injured Bamford.
With Kemar Roofe as Leeds’ only senior striker now available, there is, of course, academy products that can make the step up, but to expect them to carry the burden of scoring goals consistently, it might be a little too much to ask.
Hence why 52 per cent of the fans polled believe it is in the club’s best interests to go out and pick up a free signing to add to their attack.
Conversely, 48 per cent believe that it is not of paramount importance for Leeds to make a knee-jerk signing with Bamford set to be back at some point in the new year.
With that, the lesser of the majority feel that young Tyler Roberts and Ryan Edmondson will be suitable replacements for the crocked striker.
Edmondson is yet to make an appearance this year, as is Roberts who has featured more times for his country this season than he has in the Championship for Leeds.