Bamford or Augustin? - Danny Mills delivers his exclusive Leeds verdict
Danny Mills has claimed that Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa could be facing an impending dilemma in his striking department.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Elland Road defender suggested that the arrival of French hitman Jean-Kevin Augustin, coupled with the patchy form of Patrick Bamford, could lead to a very difficult decision for the Argentine in the near future.
Bamford struck twice as the Whites came from two goals down to beat Millwall on Tuesday night, with his new teammate watching from the stands.
But Mills still believes he can do better in front of goal, and that his inefficiency could lead to Bielsa questioning his first team spot.
“He [Bamford] missed some chances, which is what he does, and then he scores two,” he told Football Insider.
“It’s very, very difficult with Patrick Bamford. You see there’s so much potential there.
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“He comes off, he’s scored two goals, he’s worked incredibly hard, and then you go ‘but he could have scored four’.
“But he keeps getting himself in good positions, he’s working hard for the team.
“I think it will be a bit of a dilemma when Augustin is fit and ready to go for that reason. It’s a tough one.”
Bamford has hit 12 goals in 28 Championship appearances so far this season, but has taken exactly 100 shots to reach that figure.
United wrapped up the signing of Augustin earlier this week from RB Leipzig, with the 22-year-old arriving at Elland Road on a loan deal that could be made permanent at the end of the campaign.
In other Leeds news, ‘Pathetic’ – Mills blasts ‘Shocking’ figure in the Whites’ dramatic win v Millwall.