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Daniel Farke says Patrick Bamford will return to the first team soon

Leeds United boss Daniel Farke says Patrick Bamford is nearing a return to the first team following his recovery from injury.

Bamford has missed the start of Leeds’ season after suffering a hamstring injury in a pre-season friendly against Hearts in July.

Farke gave an update on Bamford’s status, as well as the conditions of Willy Gnonto, Junior Firpo and Djed Spence:

“Patrick Bamford is not perfect rhythm, he’s not 100% but he is one week ahead after training. He is a topic for the squad. Much improved, he is a topic to trave,” Farke said, when asked about Bamford.

“Willy will be out until the international break, Firpo the same. Gnonto had surgery, successful. On his way back to rehab. Djed Spence will also be missing until after the international break. No new injuries.”

The return of Patrick Bamford will certainly cause a massive selection headache for Daniel Farke this season. The Englishman will have to compete with both Joel Piroe and Georginio Rutter – two players who have started the season on fire, having combined for six goals already.

The Whites’ next game is against Southampton on Saturday.

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