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Patrick Bamford happy to wait for chance at Leeds United

New Leeds United forward Patrick Bamford insists that he is happy to wait to be given his chance in the first team following Kemar Roofe's goalscoring start to the season.

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has stated that he is happy to wait to be given his chance in the first team, having seen fellow forward Kemar Roofe make an impressive start to the season.

Bamford, who cost £7m from Middlesbrough earlier this summer, scored his first goal for his new side against Bolton Wanderers in the EFL Cup on Tuesday night to help Leeds into the second round of the competition.

However, with manager Marcelo Bielsa playing a 4-1-4-1 system, Bamford has seen his opportunities limited as Roofe - who has two goals from two Championship games this season - is preferred in the lone-forward role.

"[Roofe] has had the whole of pre-season with the manager, working on his ideas. If anything, bringing in new faces ups everyone's game and that can only be good for the team," Bamford told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

"He was brilliant at Derby and took his goals brilliantly. I'm really happy for him and, as long as he keeps going, the team will do well. I know that might mean I have to wait a little bit to play but I'm ready whenever."

Bamford scored 12 goals in 47 appearances for Middlesbrough last season.


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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Norwich CityNorwich1710342820833
2Middlesbrough178721981131
3Leeds UnitedLeeds1786329171230
4Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd179352719830
5West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom1784537251228
6Derby CountyDerby178452520528
7Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest176922316727
8Swansea CitySwansea177551913626
9Blackburn RoversBlackburn176832021-126
10Queens Park RangersQPR178271822-426
11Aston Villa176652723424
12Birmingham CityBirmingham175932320324
13Bristol City176472019122
14Stoke CityStoke175751920-122
15Brentford175662723421
16Wigan AthleticWigan176291926-720
17Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds175572130-920
18Preston North EndPreston174672630-418
19Rotherham UnitedRotherham174671423-918
20Reading174492429-516
21Millwall174492229-716
22Hull City174491624-816
23Bolton WanderersBolton174491123-1216
24Ipswich TownIpswich171881428-1411

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