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Leeds United: Fans left devastated by Phil Hay’s tweet on Luke Ayling and Patrick Bamford

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Leeds United fans have been reacting to injury news surrounding Patrick Bamford and Luke Ayling ahead of their Premier League clash this weekend.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men come into the game on the back of a decent run before the international break by going unbeaten in their last three league games, but still with plenty of work to do to move away from the relegation zone, as they sit 15th and just three points clear of the drop.

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However, for their game this weekend against Tottenham Hotspur, they’ll have to do it without two of their key players. Speaking in his press conference ahead of the clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Bielsa confirmed (via journalist Phil Hay), that both of them are still recovering from their respective injuries and that he didn’t want to put a timeframe on when they would come back.

The news left a lot of Leeds United fans rather disheartened when they saw it come across their feed on social media:

“The fact there is no time frame is really worrying, they are both pivotal to the system and we need them back ASAP”

“Just take the loss now”
“Becoming a joke this”
“Why is it, when our players get injured, we know barely nothing about it, and they are out for about 6 months at a time.”
“What is actually wrong with them?”
“Gotta be buying a striker in Jan. Relying on Bamford to come back fit and ready to roll is high risk given he has been out for so long”

Have Leeds become over-reliant on Bamford?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Bamford was the club’s top scorer last season with 17 in all competitions, whilst Ayling has been the undisputed first-choice right-back under Bielsa, racking up seven goals and 11 assists in that time, so their importance to the side is clear to see, which makes the reactions of these fans rather understandable.

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