Patrick Bamford lifts lid on Leeds United's focus but remains wary of Luton Town threat

Patrick Bamford is expected to lead the line for Leeds United this afternoon at Luton Town

By Joe Urquhart
Saturday, 23rd November 2019, 7:00 am
Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford.
Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford.

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford believes Marcelo Bielsa;s side must attack the Championship on a weekly basis ahead of a hectic schedule of games.

The Whites travel to Luton Town this weekend following the two-week international break which signals the start of a busy run of fixtures.

Leeds face 10 games in the space of just six weeks over the busy festive period which concludes with a New Year's Day trip to current table-toppers West Bromwich Albion.

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United sit third in the Championship ahead of the Hatters clash this afternoon, and Bamford believes he and his team-mates must take it slowly in their quest for promotion to the Premier League this season.

"It's cliche but it's about taking each game as it comes," Bamford said.

"We look at it week by week. Sometimes you have three games in a week sometimes you have just one. If we can keep the same approach we have so far we'll be alright."

Asked about this weekend's clash with Luton and the possibility of facing a familiar face, he said: "They're new up this year and have obviously got a point to prove to show they belong in the division.

"They've had some mixed results but if you look at them they've actually played quite well in the games.

"I know Izzy (Brown) has been doing well since he's got in the team. It'll be nice to see him but hopefully he has an off day."

Bamford bagged last time out as he ended a 10-game goal drought in the 2-1 win over Blackburn Rovers at Elland Road from the penalty spot.

United's number nine, though, did admit it was nice to finally break his barren spell.

"I thought I'd scored in the game before (against QPR) but it was ruled out for offside," he continued.

"I actually laughed when I saw the flag go up. You're just left thinking when is it going to come.

"It does get to a point where you're thinking how many games am I going to have to wait, so I knew when I got the penalty that I was taking it.

"There was no chance anyone else was having it. It was nice to get it out the way."