Danny Mills boldly predicted Leeds United attacker Patrick Bamford to rack up at least 20 goals this season.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Leeds defender revealed he was confident Bamford could hit the 20-goal mark despite him going through barren spells this season.
The 26-year-old forward has racked up 10 goals in 25 outings for Marcelo Bielsa’s side this season which means he has already matched his 2018/19 tally as he finished that campaign with 10 goals in 25 outings.
Mills explained that he previously thought Bamford would probably get around 15-16 goals at the start of the season but was now willing to up his prediction.
When asked if Bamford can hit the 20-goal mark in the Championship as he’s already got 10 league goals this season, Mills told Football Insider: “Yeah of course, without a doubt.
“I said at the start of the season, he’ll be around the 15-16 mark, can he just go that little bit further?
“He’s had really barren spells this season but he’s still got 10 goals this season, so no reason why he can’t get to 20 by the end of the season.
“And if you can get another striker in who can get around the 12-15 goals or even the 8-9 mark like Che Adams, then suddenly you have a great chance of getting promoted automatically.”
The Whites attacker has therefore managed a total of 20 goals in 50 outings for Leeds since arriving at Elland Road from Middlesbrough in July 2018.
Bamford is contracted to stay with Leeds until 2022 and has started 92% of the Whites’ Championship games this season.
In the Championship last season, nine players managed to get more than 20 goals by the time the campaign had finished.
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