Phil Hay believes that Jesse Marsch could still yet take one more gamble to ensure Leeds United’s Premier League status.
Marsch was appointed as Marcelo Bielsa’s successor at Elland Road but despite results seemingly approving having gone on a five-game unbeaten run just a few weeks ago, the American has not been able to halt the Whites’ slide and now sees his side occupy the final relegation spot.
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After only a second away win all season for Everton, Leeds were pushed into the dreaded bottom three and with just three more games to play Marsch may have to start taking a few more risks when it comes to tactics and players.
This is where Hay believes injured Patrick Bamford comes into play as last time he was rushed back from injury and thus hasn’t featured in any of the last five league matches, but with so much on the line, Marsch may have no choice but to throw the striker into the side and hope his injury problems are a thing of the past with the journalist tweeting out:
‘Patrick Bamford was due to return to training this week and with everything on the line, he’s the one card Jesse Marsch has left to play. Will Leeds United gamble on him? And can the player Leeds have missed the most deliver at the death?’
TIF Thoughts on Bamford…
Marsch has been speaking in his pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow night’s game against Chelsea with the manager revealing that Bamford should be back in team training by the end of the week and that the club are monitoring him day by day, which would suggest he’ll play no part in the clash at Elland Road tomorrow evening.
Despite only playing nine league games all season Bamford is still the club’s sixth top scorer this campaign with two goals, but last season proved that he can cut it in this league with 17 strikes and Leeds desperately need their talisman back to help fire them out of the drop zone.
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