It went underwritten in the press last week but it now appears that Patrick Bamford is available for selection once more ahead of the Derby fixture.

It appears that Bamford was left out of the FA Cup fixture vs QPR at the weekend as a precaution, perhaps with the knowledge that he may be required in the far more important game against play-off contenders Derby this Friday.

“To explain it clearly, if Roofe doesn’t play Bamford is available, it’s a possibility” is what the YEP reported following his press conference last week.
Roofe has been amazing so far this season but it’s clear to see that we’re missing a lot of chances, Bielsa has brought it up himself recently that our chance conversion is that of a team near the bottom of the table, rather than a title contender.
I’m sure this will prove to be a developing situation, but considering how hungry and tenacious Bamford looked when he came on at Bolton in December this can only be encouraging news.


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