Tim Sherwood has told the Premier League’s coverage of Leeds United’s draw with Leicester City that Patrick Bamford had the chance to make good on comments he made about Jesse Marsch with his chance on Tuesday.
Bamford, 29, missed a golden chance at the back post to put Leeds 2-1 up against Leicester and take the club away from immediate danger in the scrap against relegation. He fluffed his chances, and the two sides shared the points.
Javi Gracia’s reign at Leeds got off to a superb start. Three wins and a draw in his first six games. But since, Leeds have gone winless in their next four – conceding 14 goals. Just a point from a possible 12 in that run of matches.
The Whites will have looked at the home fixture against Leicester as a real chance to win. Bamford was one of those critical of Marsch’s tactics, after the 1-0 loss to Forest – Marsch’s last game as Leeds manager before his sacking.
Sherwood spoke about Bamford and in a bizarre comment, said he could have silenced Marsch by tucking in the winner: “He said a lot about his old manager. He had the chance to silence him and doesn’t take it. Unacceptable.”
Sherwood: Bamford had chance to silence Marsch with Leeds chance
A bit of a bizarre take. Bamford was vocal about Marsch’s exit but his chance against Leicester was hardly anything to do with Marsch. His miss, though, was unacceptable as Sherwood says, a miss that could be season defining.
Forest’s win on Wednesday night makes things even more interesting as the relegation battle hots up. Leeds and Forest sit in 16th and 17th, on 30 points, a point above the drop zone. Plenty to play for in the last five matches.