Roy Keane has told ITV Sport’s coverage of Leeds United’s 5-2 win over Cardiff City on Wednesday night that Patrick Bamford will have started to doubt his body – but praised the England striker for his goals, and his “laid-back” style.

Bamford, 29, made his second substitute appearance since his latest operation. Having scored in the 2-1 defeat to Aston Villa, he came on at half-time for Rodrigo against Cardiff on Wednesday night – netting a quick-fire double.

The first, a gorgeous bit of movement that firstly kept him onside, and then to get his left foot on the ball. His finish was stunning, curling a bouncing ball into the net. The second, a gorgeous little poke with the outside of his foot.

Asked about Bamford following the match, Keane gave his verdict. A player that knows how tough it is to spend long spells on the sidelines, he says that he would have begin to doubt his body. But applauded his goals, and his style.

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“You begin to doubt your own body, it’s not a nice place to be in. But his finishes were excellent, clinical. It was a big night for him. He’s got that laid-back style,” Keane said in his analysis of Bamford, following the win over Cardiff.

Keane: Laid-back Leeds star Bamford will have started to doubt his body

Bamford looks as good as he ever has done. A stunning brace from the Leeds striker, who now has three goals in two games. There wer e plenty of positives – Willy Gnonto, Jack Harrison getting two assists, Rodrigo’s 12th of the season.

But for Bamford to come off the bench and look right at the top of his game, was a massive boost. Not only that, to score two goals just as Leeds bring in club-record signing Georginio Rutter, was good for Leeds – and for Bamford.

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