Leeds United fans are starting to get a better idea of the management team likely to join Sam Allardyce at Elland Road for the final four games of the season, with Karl Robinson in line to potentially come in as his assistant.
That is according to BBC journalist Adam Pope, who noted on Twitter that Karl Robinson worked with Allardyce at Blackburn Rovers earlier in his career.
The 42-year-old is currently available after leaving Oxford United earlier this season. He has already worked with Leeds youngster Lewis Bate this season.
But he is not the only Whites player he has coached previously.
Karl Robinson a big fan of Patrick Bamford
In fact, Robinson was in charge of MK Dons when Chelsea loaned the club a young striker by the name of Patrick Bamford a decade ago.
Bamford went on to score 21 goals in 44 games across two spells before stepping up a level. And ahead of his departure, Robinson outlined how impressed he had been by the striker.
“What a goal, a wonder goal and I was only disappointed he didn’t go round the goalkeeper as well. He is special, he is a talent,” he said, as reported by Sky Sports. “You have seen how they had to deal with him, they almost assaulted him at times. He’s 19, a special talent. You don’t get bought for a million pounds if you are an average footballer.”
Of course, things have changed dramatically since then. And Robinson’s potential arrival may not change a lot for the 29-year-old.
But what it may give Bamford is a boost. The England international has only managed to score four goals in the Premier League this season.
With Leeds’ poor defensive record of late, Bamford’s return needs to improve considerably if the club are going to stand any chance of getting themselves out of trouble.
And working with Robinson again may have a positive impact. We are at the stage where any potential gains would be very welcome ahead of the final four games of the season.
A purple patch for the £10 million star right now could make a massive difference.