Leeds United fans will be sitting tight to find out how the 2019/20 Championship season will be completed, with the Whites on the precipice of a promotion to the Premier League.
The Yorkshire giants have been languishing in the EFL for years now, but now sit at the summit of the Championship table having amassed 71 points, as they sit one point clear of West Brom who occupy second spot, with just nine games left to play.
One of the integral cogs in Leeds’ success this season has been striker Patrick Bamford.
The former Middlesbrough striker has chipped in with 13 goals for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, whilst also recording two assists in what has been a fruitful campaign for the striker.
His tireless work-rate, and ability to help create attacking opportunities has gained him many plaudits, though at the same time he has often been criticised for his lack of killer edge in front of goal.
Naturally, with Leeds so close to a promotion to the top-flight, debate has already began amongst Whites fans as to whether Bamford would be good enough to be the main striker for them in the top-flight.
And, it’s fair to say this debate caused a split among Leeds fans on social media, if these responses are anything to go by……
— Mick Burns (@burmic) May 6, 2020
I would like to see him get his chance, but I would also like to have the class to replace him and also fit the system if he doesn’t step up.
— Ry 👼🏼🌻🧡 (@RyanKB_93) May 5, 2020
No, he’s not good enough for the championship. I love his work rate, but strikers need to score, and the chances he misses would have been tucked away by someone like Mitrovic.
— LUFC OZZY (@AdamOzzy) May 5, 2020
— Alex Robinson (@pufcalex23) May 5, 2020
— Shaff Khaliq (@ShaffKhaliq) May 5, 2020
Can JKA? Can't see us signing another striker if we are keeping Bamford JKA and Roberts
— Ryan (@RPlufc93) May 5, 2020
— John Evans (@Jevo989) May 5, 2020
— Dan (@danjlufc) May 5, 2020
If Bielsa stays he’ll stay and in Bielsa’s system it could work. A different manager? He could be a useful back up striker
— Jackie Haradona (@Jimmy_Lazers) May 5, 2020
Under Bielsa he would get the chance but imho NO.
— JSL (@LUFCracing) May 5, 2020
Actually watched udders away yesterday and remember the Alioski volley ? It was Bamfords goal 😂 also he had a good goal disallowed and the keeper saved a blinder of a header ! Could of easily had a hatrick.
— Craig Trapps (@Trappsradio) May 5, 2020
I say no (to wasteful). Bielsa says "Of course he is"
— Monkey Head (@monkeyhead78) May 5, 2020