Michael Brown has heaped praise on Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford for his performance in their 4-1 defeat to Crystal Palace.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds midfielder insisted that Bamford’s haul of seven goals so far this season represents a “great return”.

The Englishman thought he’d scored early in the first half only for his effort to be disallowed for offside by VAR.

 

However, he went on to eventually get his goal, meaning he has now scored half of Leeds’ Premier League goals this season.

Prior to this campaign, Bamford had scored just once in the top-flight in 27 appearances across spells with Palace, Norwich City, Burnley and Middlesborough.

However, he has hit the ground running so far this season and has now scored against Palace, Liverpool, Fulham, Sheffield United and he netted a hat-trick against Aston Villa.

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Asked by Football Insider what he made of Bamford’s start to the season, Brown said: “He scored when they were 2-0 down and it was disallowed, it was a very harsh decision.

“It’s great for Bamford to get another goal, that’s seven so far this season. That’s a great return.

“Leeds will be disappointed they didn’t get a result but it’s great for Patrick Bamford.

“It’s the Premier League, you can’t continue like that.”

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Bamford has now scored 33 goals and contributed eight assists in 80 games for the Yorkshire giants since his move from Boro just over two years ago.

His total of 33 means he has now scored as many goals for Leeds as he did for Boro, but in 17 games fewer.

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