Darren Bent believes Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford’s style of play is more suited to the Premier League than the Championship.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Spurs and England striker said the 28-year-old is in the “form of his life” after his hat-trick against Aston Villa.
Bamford has now scored six goals in six Premier League games this season compared to just one in his previous 27 top-flight appearances.
Bamford scored 16 goals in the Championship last season and it looked like his place in Marcelo Bielsa’s side was under threat after the signing of Rodrigo.
The Spanish international joined the Yorkshire giants for a record fee in August but has operated as an attacking midfielder behind Bamford so far.
“He’s in the form of his life,” Bent told Football Insider.
“I would put myself in this bracket, some people are more suited and more comfortable playing in the Premier League than they are in the Championship.
“I don’t know if that is because you get a little bit more time on the ball or what it is but he looks so comfortable.
“You can take nothing away from those last two finishes.
“The second one was good getting it out of his feet and smashing it into the top corner.
“The last one with his touch, there are a few people around him, he manoeuvres, uses his body and finds that far top corner.
“It is a step up but I knew he’d score goals, I was always convinced he could score goals in the Premier League.
“I didn’t think it would be at this rate where it’s six in his first six games.”
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