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Report: Leeds United key man’s Brentford availability rated 50/50

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Patrick Bamford has been deemed as 50/50 for Leeds United’s season defining clash with Brentford on Sunday afternoon.

Leeds have been without Bamford for long stretches of the Premier League season so far, owing to ankle, hamstring and foot injuries.

Jesse Marsch didn’t risk the 28-year-old against Brighton on Sunday, as Leeds played out a 1-1 draw and, just about, kept their season alive.

However, with Everton and Burnley both having a game in-hand on Leeds, there’s the need for Marsch to pick up a result next weekend against Brentford.

With that in mind, Bamford’s fitness has been rated at 50/50 by the Premier Injuries website, specialising in player setbacks.

Whilst they confirm Bamford could return against Brentford, they also underline how Tyler Roberts, Adam Forshaw, Stuart Dallas and Crysencio Summerville are all out for Leeds, whilst Luke Ayling and Dan James are suspended.

Bamford hasn’t featured for Leeds since the 3-2 win over Wolves in March.

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Getting Bamford back would be a real morale boost for Leeds on Sunday.

With the relegation scrap out of their hands, they have to be going to Brentford with the view of winning the game.

Bamford’s potential availability, even if it’s just for 25 minutes or so, increases their chance of getting the result they are going to end up needing.

Marsch is at the point of the season now where he’s desperate and you’d imagine he will be asking Bamford to put his hand up for selection.

Nobody is expecting 90 minutes, but a cameo might be all it takes to keep Leeds up, such is the striker’s importance.

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