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Alan Smith says all Patrick Bamford needs is confidence

Former Leeds striker Alan Smith believes that Bamford will return to form if he keeps his confidence.

Bamford returned to action last week, coming off the bench to score in last week’s defeat at Aston Villa. The goal was also a landmark as the 29-year-old reached 100 career league goals in the process. Bamford has struggled with injury since the second half of 2021-22.

Former Leeds striker Alan Smith insists that the priority is for Bamford to go through games unscathed after his injury problems. Smith also suffered career threatening injuries as a player, but believes Bamford will overcome the obstacle:

“I think with any player getting an injury, coming back and getting another injury, it’s that self-confidence and that doubt that your body is going to hold up more than anything,” Smith told NewCasinoUK.

Smith speaks on Leeds’ poor form

The former Leeds striker said that the future is optimistic despite their current form:

“For Leeds, they’ve been playing well as a team. The game against Villa they played really well, and you don’t wanna harp on about playing well when you lose, but you have to take a bit of perspective.

“You’ve got a lot of young players at the top of the pitch at the end, and they’ve done really well. Sometimes it can be hard in the final third to break teams down, but we look like a team that whilst we’re down there at the bottom of the league, we are playing with enough confidence, the players are playing with confidence and the fans can see it.

“There’s incredible support and they want to see what they’re seeing; the enthusiasm, players taking the ball in difficult situations. Such fine margins between getting three points and losing, and it’s going to be really interesting at the end of the season and which teams will go down.”

Leeds face Brentford in the Premier League on Sunday and will hope a win at Elland Road is enough to kickstart their season.

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