Patrick Bamford reflects on proudest moment in a Leeds United shirt other than promotion after passing milestone

PATRICK Bamford has reflected on his proudest moment from a century of games for Leeds United aside from the obvious jubilation of promotion.

Monday, 29th March 2021, 5:04 pm

Whites no 9 Bamford took in his 100th game for the club in the goalless draw at home to Chelsea earlier this month.

But casting his mind back to the very start of his Leeds journey, Bamford says his proudest moment other than sealing a return to the Premier League arrived in the EFL Cup tie at home to Bolton Wanderers of August 2018.

"Getting promoted I think is the biggest one obviously but I think scoring my first goal," said Bamford, speaking on the Official Leeds United Podcast and reflecting on his proudest moment so far.

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UP AND RUNNING: Patrick Bamford fires in his first goal for Leeds United in the EFL Cup tie at home to Bolton Wanderers of August 2018. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

"It was in the cup against Bolton but as a striker, getting your first goal for your new club is kind of a big thing and I think it was my first start as well so that was important for me."

Bamford's first goal for the club fired Leeds ahead in the 27th minute and Samu Saiz doubled the advantage eight minutes later.

Erhun Oztumer pulled a goal back for Bolton seven minutes after the break but Leeds had done enough for victory in what was Marcelo Bielsa's third game in charge and second at Elland Road.

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Thank you Laura Collins