Former Nottingham Forest striker Patrick Bamford has suffered another devastating injury blow for Leeds United. The talisman has made just 10 appearances during 2021/22 and now faces missing the rest of the season.

Bamford hasn’t been able to build on his 2020/21 campaign. There, he scored 17 goals and registered eight assists, earning an England call-up from Gareth Southgate in the process.

This season has proved a real struggle for the 28-year-old. He’s only scored twice from his 10 outings and now a foot injury is set to see him sit out the remainder of the campaign.

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Bamford joined Leeds in 2018. Forest looked at their former academy star but instead decided to pay £6 million to sign Lewis Grabban instead.

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He has been largely impressive for Leeds. He’s found the net 45 times in 120 appearances and acclimatised to Premier League football really quickly.

It was a real shame when Forest had to sell Bamford. Amid financial uncertainty, Steve Cotterill was forced into a sale, with Chelsea snapping him up on the cheap.

He proceeded to become a really good goalscorer at Championship level, spending time on loan with Derby and Middlesbrough.

A move to Leeds is one that he has relished. Although he received some unfair criticism during his maiden season at the club, he’s now an integral part of the team.

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Bamford will be keen to write this season off quickly. It’s not gone according to plan and ultimately, time is running out for the striker this time around.

A six-week layoff is likely to signal the end of his campaign. With that in mind, his rehabilitation needs to be spot on so that he can return next season.

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Forest fans will often wonder what might have been with Bamford. The club were forced into a sale but he’s developed into a cracking Premier League player.

The youngster is another example of the fine work that the club has done in their academy. Plenty of fans would have relished seeing him in action had he signed for Forest back in 2018.

Bamford’s injury is another blow for Leeds; although the team should just about have enough to avoid relegation now.

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