Michael Brown has been left raving over Patrick Bamford for his early-season performances with Leeds United.
The former Leeds and Tottenham midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists the 27-year-old has silenced his doubters after three goals in his first three games back in the Premier League.
The striker, who has started in all four of Leeds’ league games this season, netted against Liverpool, Fulham and Sheffield United, while he set up a further two in the 4-3 win over the Cottagers.
His continued run in the starting XI has come despite the arrival of Spain international Rodrigo over the summer transfer window.
Brown admits there were plenty of questions over whether Bamford would be good enough for the Premier League but believes that he has silenced his critics already.
Brown told Football Insider: “Well everyone’s asking about Bamford, aren’t they? Three goals, he had 27 Premier League appearances previously with one goal, so to score three in three, fantastic.
“His work ethic from the first minute of every game, pressing the defence, tells you everything. He was questioned so much last year, I was asked so many times about Bamford, do they need another?
“For the record, I backed him!”
Bamford’s only other Premier League goal came for Middlesbrough in a 2-1 defeat to Southampton back in 2017.
He netted 16 times in 45 Championship appearances last season but came under fire for passing up several gilt-edged opportunities throughout the campaign.
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