Patrick Bamford has hit out at those claiming Leeds United wouldn’t deserve promotion to the Premier League if the season is concluded, taking particular aim at Norwich City’s Stuart Webber.
Leeds currently sit top of the Championship table and only nine games away from the Premier League. Yet, the season is on hold and a ball hasn’t been kicked in the division since the opening weekend of March; at the moment, it is unclear whether Leeds will get the chance to play their games or if they will be promoted on sporting merit.
For Webber, who is the Sporting Director at Norwich, he believes relegating Norwich and promoting Leeds, if the Premier League is completed and the Championship cut short, would be unfair.
In response to that, Bamford has hit out at the Sporting Director of his former club, stating his stance made no sense.
Bamford told Leeds’ official media channels: “If that’s the way it happens I think we’ve done all we can this season to get up.
“I think rightly so. If it finishes now, we’ve been definitely top two, probably the best team in the league the whole season so I think no one could complain about us going up.
“I actually saw yesterday about that lad from Norwich who said he was a Leeds fan, whatever he was jabbering on about, it honestly made no sense.
“So I think that that if we went up now, one it would be just and two, the fact that I scored the last goal is quite a good thing to tell my kids when I’m older.”
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The feeling in the entire Leeds camp is sure to echo what Bamford is saying here.
Webber’s comments were with Norwich’s interests in mind, with the Canaries facing a huge possibility of going down into the Championship.
If they finish bottom after 38 games, they deserve to go down and can have very little complaints if Leeds, who have been top-two for a lot of the season, replace them having picked up nearly two points per game.
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