By Danny Mills

7th Nov, 2021 | 8:00am

Bamford's Leeds return may be imminent after confirmed news - Mills

Danny Mills has suggested Patrick Bamford could return to the Leeds United fold after the international break.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender insisted there is no point risking Bamford against Leicester with a break coming up.

Marcelo Bielsa confirmed today in his pre-match press conference that the striker will not feature against Leicester at Elland Road.

That will mean the 28-year-old has missed six consecutive Premier League games for the Whites.

Leeds have won their only two top-flight games this season in his absence but still sit just three points above the relegation zone.

“I think it would be a big risk to bring them back in for the one game when you’ve got a couple of weeks after that,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

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“Leicester are a good side and it’s not going to be easy. Of course, you’d want your players available, if they were ready for that.

“If they’re not going to be 100 per cent fit is it worth the risk? You can relax, chill out a little bit and you can get through the next game against Leicester.

“Then you’ll probably have them back after the international break. It’s about not being too greedy, too soon.”

Bamford scored 17 goals in 38 Premier League games last season and earned his first England call-up earlier this term.

He scored once and provided three assists in six appearances across all competitions this season.

In other news, an injury expert has revealed Bielsa is putting Leeds United stars at ‘serious risk’ after a behind-the-scenes reveal.