By Danny Mills

8th Nov, 2020 | 3:00pm

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Danny Mills lauded Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford after he scored his seventh goal of the campaign at Crystal Palace yesterday.

The former Whites and Manchester City full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, hailed the “superb” 27-year-old and hoped that his form in front of goal continues for both player’s and club’s sake.

Bamford scored Marcelo Bielsa’s side’s only goal in a 4-1 defeat at Selhurst Park and had a second chalked off after a marginal offside decision went against him after a VAR review.

Only Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Son Heung-min have scored more goals that the Englishman in the 2020/21 Premier League campaign.

Remarkably, his previous spells at Crystal Palace, Norwich City, Burnley and Middlesborough had seen him score just once in 27 top-flight games.

When asked by Football Insider for his verdict on the Bamford’s performance against the Eagles on Saturday, Mills said: “Bamford is in a very, very confident mood.

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“I was listening to him in midweek and he spoke very, very well. He just wants to continue working hard and scoring goals.

“The one that was offside yesterday was a superb finish and he took his goal really well.

“He is in great form, he is working hard and now he has that belief in his own abilities.

“For his sake and for Leeds United’s you just hope that he keeps it going and keeps scoring.”

In other news, Darren Bent names to Football Insider the Leeds United ‘Genius’ who will spearhead the club’s recovery after heavy loss at Crystal Palace.