How the Leeds United dressing room has reacted to ‘stuttering’ Premier League start


Patrick Bamford has revealed that the Leeds United squad are not ‘worrying’ about the start to the season and believe it’s just a matter of time before they claim their first Premier League win.

The Whites remain without a victory from their opening four top-flight matches and currently sit in 17th place ahead of Friday night’s crucial clash with Newcastle United.

Although the results may have been disappointing, Leeds have already faced two of last term’s top three in Manchester United and Liverpool, whilst also taking a point off in-form Everton.

The other point came against Burnley, as Bamford netted his first goal of the season to earn a 1-1 draw at Turf Moor.


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Leeds take on fellow winless outfit Newcastle up next, before playing West Ham United, Watford and Southampton as they look to put a positive run together.

Bamford, speaking on The Official Leeds United Podcast, believes that they’re confident of turning their fortunes around and insists that the ‘atmosphere is still good’ around the squad.

He said: “The first game at Manchester United, a derby game, and going there it made it tough. The score was a little bit high but to come away with anything would’ve been exceptional, even a draw.

“They’re going to be good this year and with their squad they should be going to try and win the league.

“That’s the same with Liverpool and they should be going to win the league this year. Everton have started really well, too.

“The only one which was frustrating is Burnley which they’re the kind of teams you need to take points from. We managed to grab a draw late on but we need to win those games.

“It’s been a stuttering start but the atmosphere is still good. Sometimes in the dressing room you can sense as a player you haven’t had the greatest start to the season and people can start panicking and worrying, but it’s not been like that.

“No one is questioning where this win is going to come from because I think everyone believes in the process and know that we’re good enough after last year.”

Friday’s opponents, Newcastle, have also had a tricky start to the campaign and have picked up just one point so far which came in a 2-2 draw against Southampton.

They sit second bottom and their recent form has increased the pressure on Steve Bruce, who was optimistic about his side despite suffering a 4-1 defeat at the Red Devils on Saturday.

Like Leeds, the Magpies were comfortably beaten in the North West, whilst they have also lost against Aston Villa and West Ham.

However, this is poised to be a difficult test for the Whites as Bruce’s men will be boosted by over 50,000 supporters at St James’ Park and will be hoping to claim their first three points as well.





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