Marcelo Bielsa, head of Leeds Unites, says Patrick Bamford will have every chance to prove his fitness before the team takes on West Bromwich Albion

The striker has been in splendid form for the club this season, scoring ten goals in 15 games when the team returned to the Premier League

Bamford scored early from the penalty spot in Sunday’s 1-0 win over Burnley, but the striker suffered a leg injury towards the end of the game

Leeds face West Brom today at the Hawthorns, just 48 hours after beating the Clarets on Elland Road

With such a short turnaround between games, any problem is magnified and Bielsa admits he’s not yet sure Bamford will be fit

Leeds face a revitalized Baggies team after a 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Boxing Day

Sam Allardyce has only been responsible for two games at the Hawthorns, but in the 90 minutes at Anfield there were already signs that his methods were being followed at the club

Bielsa says, however, that it is too early in Allardyce’s reign to draw any conclusions about the side’s trajectory

“He had very few games for West Brom,” said Bielsa. “To have an opinion now would be way too early’

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