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Leeds United need to sign a striker to offer competition to Patrick Bamford, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender praised the 27-year-old’s goalscoring exploits this season but warned complacency cannot be allowed to step into his game.

The Englishman has scored 14 times and provided eight assists in 31 Premier League games this season.

However, in recent weeks he has failed to find his best form after picking up an injury against his former side Chelsea.

In Leeds’ incredible 2-1 away victory against Manchester City, he was substituted for Pascal Struijk just before half-time after Liam Cooper was sent off.

Bamford touched the ball just eight times and only completed three passes but that did include the assist for Leeds’ opener, according to sofascore.

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“I still think he’s a player that’s going to divide opinion,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“The way he plays for Leeds, he plays in a certain way and a certain style.

“His goalscoring this season has been superb, he’s really stepped up, when a lot of people, including myself, maybe didn’t think he was going to. He’s proven a lot of people wrong and hats off to him. He’s been tremendous.

“You never question his work rate, that’s always been spot on and that’s a massive asset to his game.

“The way that Leeds play suits the way he plays which is great.

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“Yes, you want to bring somebody in to give him a rest but also competition for places, to push him.

“We’ve seen at other clubs when complacency kicks in it’s not good for anybody.”

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