£15m defender congratulates Leeds star Bamford on 100th career goal

Sam Preston February 9, 2021
£15m defender congratulates Leeds star Bamford on 100th career goal
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Patrick Bamford notched the 100th senior goal of his career in Leeds’ 2-0 win over Crystal Palace last night.

The English hitman has had his doubters but he is currently proving them wrong.

Palace were one of the clubs Bamford had failed to shine at. He fared better at Middlesbrough in the Championship, but didn’t do the business for them in the Premier League.

He played with Ben Gibson at the Riverside Stadium and the £15 million (Sky Sports) defender congratulated him on his achievement.

Bamford also failed to make the grade at Burnley, who are currently Gibson’s parent club.

He’s out on loan at Norwich at the moment, looking to help the Canaries back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Like Bamford, Gibson’s stock was high when they were both at Middlesbrough.

But his big move into the top flight went awry. That was the story of Bamford’s career until this season.

The 100th goal is just another landmark in an outstanding season and Gibson will hope he gets another shot at the big time in his career.

If he does, Bamford’s the example to follow in terms of taking it.

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Sam Preston a senior football writer for the Boot Room and United in Focus. He is an NCTJ gold standard news and sports journalist with five years of professional experience writing digital content. He studied with the Press Association and also has a 2:1 Law with French Law degree from the University of Birmingham, which included a year studying at Bordeaux Montaigne University. He is an FA Level 1 football coach who appeared on the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire show in 2018 and has also written digital football content and match-day programme pieces for Burnley, Colchester United, Mansfield Town and Stockport County.