Tim Sherwood has told the No Tippy Tappy Podcast that Sam Allardyce will “rely” on Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford in the final four games of the season – and thinks the appointment of Karl Robinson will be key for him.

Bamford, 29, has shown a bit of form in the last few games in the midst of a dismal run of Leeds form that has seen them win one point from a possible 15. Indeed, in Bamford’s last three starts, he has scored two League goals.

Allardyce spoke highly of the one-time England star in his first press conference, hinting that he will be starting with the striker in the last four games. He said he is hopeful Bamford can remain fit for the run in, with Leeds struggling.

Sherwood believes that Allardyce will rely on Bamford in the coming weeks, and thinks having Robinson – who has joined Leeds as Allardyce’s assistant – will “get a tune” out of Bamford. Robinson worked with Bamford at MK Dons.

AFC Bournemouth v Leeds United - Premier League
Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

“He’s going to need a goal – Bamford; the chance he missed, he probably hasn’t slept. He’s going to rely on him and Robinson had him at MK Dons, that will get a tune out of him. It’ll give him a lift. Bamford can score the goals.”

Sherwood says Allardyce will rely on Leeds striker Bamford in final games

Leeds need Bamford at his absolute best. Robinson had Bamford on loan twice, for two six-month spells in the 2013-14 season, and the 2014-15 season. In that time, Bamford scored an impressive 21 goals in 44 appearances.

What will be encouraging is that Bamford has got a couple of goals of late, even with his miss against Leicester in the 1-1 draw at Elland Road. Can Bamford reignite his 2020-21 form? He has everything he needs to do so, now.

AFC Bournemouth v Leeds United - Premier League
Photo by Robin Jones – AFC Bournemouth/AFC Bournemouth via Getty Images

Related Topics

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know