Things haven’t gone well for Patrick Bamford since he joined the Eagles last summer. Without a single start in Premier League this season, the striker feels frustrated and out-of-confidence at South London.
Patrick Bamford was awarded last season’s Championship Player of the Year because of his stellar performances for Middlesborough. The Boro narrowly missed out a promotion to the top division as they finished a point less than third-placed Norwich City.
Everyone is talking about Claudio Ranieri and Leicester city but Alan Pardew has also worked wonders at Selhurst Park. The Eagles are now sitting fifth in the League table, one place above big boys Manchester United.
Except Chelsea, the London clubs are doing really well this season. Five out of top eight clubs in current league table belong to the country’s capital.
Patrick Bamford could not take significant part in this breakthrough campaign of Crystal Palace, causing a severe disappointment to the striker. The likes of Bakary Sako, Connor Wickham and Marouanne Chamakh have always been preferred to the English center-forward.
After having three successful seasons on loan at MK Dons, Derby County and Middlesborough respectively, he was hoping for a much bigger role in Alan Pardew’s plans. But, things have not gone according to his wish as the 22 year old striker only managed nine appearances, all from the bench, in all competitions this term.
When confronted by The Telegraph, the youngster flashed out his frustrations. “This was my last game for Palace”, he burst out, “If I were being honest, it has been terrible. No one wants to sit on the bench and not play.”
Bamford has already informed the coaching stuffs about his intention to leave. He did not tell Alan Pardew yet, but he has a plan to shake hands and bid goodbye as soon as the January transfer window opens.
Patrick Bamford could have opened his account on Premier League when he was presented with a clear sight ofgoal against Swansea City yesterday. He ended up firing a shot straight at Lukasz Fabianski in stead.
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