Leeds United fans provide Gareth Southgate with amusing Patrick Bamford reminder in England friendly at Riverside
ENGLAND boss Gareth Southgate was given one last reminder of Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford in Sunday's final Euros warm-up against Romania at the Riverside.
Whites no 9 Bamford failed to even make Southgate's initial 33-man long list for this summer's European Championships despite being the Premier League's second highest scoring Englishman during the 2020-21 Premier League campaign.
Southgate instead opted for Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins and Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood in his provisional extended squad but Greenwood then puled out injured and Watkins also failed to make the final 26-man cut.
Watkins, though, still has a chance of making the final squad as Southgate is set to name a replacement for injured Liverpool right back Trent Alexander-Arnold and Watkins was handed the final eight minutes of Sunday's friendly against Romania as a second-half substitute.
Watkins replaced Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin in the 82nd minute but the change was greeted by a small section of fans singing the 'du du du du, Patrick Bamford chant.
Those fans also chanted the Whites striker's name every time the Villa front man received the ball and their actions were picked up during ITV's commentary of the game.
Commentator Sam Matterface said alongside co-commentator Lee Dixon: "There's a group of Leeds fans that are not too far away from Lee and I who every time Ollie Watkins gets the ball are reminding Gareth Southgate that Patrick Bamford had quite a good season as well.
"That's nice to see that old traditions are still very much alive."
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Thank you Laura Collins