Leeds striker Bamford will be 'disappointed' after development pre-Liverpool clash
Alan Hutton has claimed Patrick Bamford be nursing the wounds of his England debut going into the Leeds United clash against Liverpool today.
The former Scotland international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed Bamford worked hard during the clash against Andorra but suffered from a lack of service.
The 28-year-old touched the ball just 17 times (via WhoScored) against the minnows before being substituted for Harry Kane on 62 minutes.
Bamford earned his call-up following a stellar season for Leeds last term, scoring 17 goals in 38 games.
Hutton claimed Bamford himself would be disappointed with his debut after dreaming of “making a name for himself” with England.
“I suppose if you break it down, he will be thinking it’s a bit of a missed opportunity,” he told Football Insider‘s Russell Edge.
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“The night before the game he will have been thinking he could get on the scoresheet and make a name for himself within the England camp.
“That’s what dreams are made of but it didn’t quite work out that way.
“If you look at his performance, he worked really hard but the supply into him wasn’t great.
“He’ll be happy on one side because he’s earned his debut on merit through his performances.
“But on the other hand, he’ll be disappointed. He didn’t get that goal and didn’t quite click in the game.
“There’s a lot of people in front of him right now. It will be difficult for him to keep his place.
“You have to take these chances when the opportunity arises, but hopefully he gets another opportunity.”