Blow to Leeds United as striker doubtful for Brentford tie

Relegation threatened Leeds United have been dealt a costly blow as Patrick Bamford is set to miss Sunday’s trip to Brentford in the last match of the English Premier League this summer.

According to Leeds Live, the 28-year-old centre forward will not be used even if he is in a position to feature for the Whites in the final day clash.

Leeds Live state: “It remains touch and go as to whether Patrick Bamford will be involved at Brentford but his lack of match sharpness might keep him out even if he is deemed fit.”

Bamford last played in Leeds’ 3-2 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers way back in March. His lack of match fitness will be a major factor in his omission come Sunday in West London.

Leeds are in desperate need of three points to avoid a possible relegation to the Championship in the 2022/2023 season.

Jesse Marsch’s side would have been boosted by the availability of the £18m-rated forward as they aim to remain afloat in the competitive Premier League.

Bamford has been an important figure for Leeds after scoring 17 goals in 38 Premier League appearances last season for the Elland Road-based club.

Sunday’s visit to Brentford is a crucial one, with Marsch trying to find a way to cope without the reliable services of the English star.