When Patrick Bamford will learn Euros fate as Leeds United striker considers England claims to Gareth Southgate

LEEDS United striker Patrick Bamford is about to learn his England fate - and says he can have no complaints either way.

Friday, 21st May 2021, 12:41 pm
Updated Friday, 21st May 2021, 12:45 pm

Whites no 9 Bamford will discover next week whether he has done enough to force his way into Gareth Southgate's England squad for this summer's delayed European Championships.

Southgate is set to name his final squad at 1pm on Tuesday lunchtime and Three Lions captain Harry Kane is the only English player to have outscored Bamford in this season's Premier League campaign.

Having netted 16 times, the Whites striker sits joint-fifth in the division's Golden Boot race alongside Everton's already-established 24-year-old England international Dominic Calvert-Lewin yet 27-year-old Bamford is still awaiting his first call to the senior international squad.

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ANOTHER ONE: Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford takes his tally to 16 goals for the Premier League season in Tuesday evening's 2-0 triumph at Southampton. Photo by Frank Augstein - Pool/Getty Images.

Only Spurs striker Kane (22 goals), Liverpool forward Mo Salah (22), Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes (18) and Tottenham's Heung-Min Son (17) have netted more times than Bamford who has also weighed in with seven assists.

The Whites top scorer insists he could have even added to his tally but says he will have no complaints given the options available to Southgate whether or not he makes his final squad.

Asked if there was anything else he could have done to have been on Southgate's radar for the Euros, Bamford told LUTV: "Yeah, I could have scored more.

"You could always score more!

"But to be honest, we will see what happens.

"I think it's not just about goals when it comes to playing national football, it's about everything else that you bring to the table.

"There's a lot of good English players and English strikers in the set up at the minute so I can't complain either way."

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Thank you Laura Collins