By Alan Hutton

8th Sep, 2021 | 1:00pm

Bamford must 'up his standards' in Leeds training after recent development - pundit

Alan Hutton has claimed Patrick Bamford “needs to up his standards” at Leeds United after making his debut for England this week.

The former Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 28-year-old would be demanding more of himself after training and playing with the Three Lions.

Bamford started and played just over an hour in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Andorra.

However, he was unable to find the back of the net on what was his 28th birthday.

Hutton suggested Bamford will have been pushed to a new level of training and preparation in the England camp.

As such, he claimed the striker would want to replicate those standards on his return to Elland Road.

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Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Well the one thing you do is, and it’s no disrespect to the club you’re at, but you need to up your standards.

“You’re playing with the best players around. They’re the best players in the country who demand a lot.

“You meet up at the camp and you normally find your level has to go up every minute of every day. Whether it be training, in the gym, however you look after yourself, everything as a package.

“He’ll want to take that work ethic back to Leeds. We know Leeds work hard daily but his standards will obviously have to go up. He’ll want that in his club career as well.

“It’s only going to make him a better player. It will make him strive to be better, to get back in that squad.

“He’s had a taste of it and he’ll want to get back. He’ll know he has to work hard. I think it’s only going to make him better and Leeds, if he can bring that into his game.”

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