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Dawson feels for Leeds striker Bamford after fresh injury setback

Former Totenham defender Michael Dawson feels for Parick Bamford after another injury setback.

Bamford was withdrawn during their draw with Southampton inside 28 minutes after sustaining a suspected groin injury and looks braced for another spell on the sidelines. The 28-year-old played just 10 times for Leeds across all competitions last term and was beginning to look as if a full recovery was possible.

"Last year the disappointment of him being out for large periods and that's why they struggled," Dawson said. "Dan James came on and had a great run and shot down the left but Gavin Bazunu made a good save in the first half.

"He was actually changed in the second half which wouldn't have been nice for him. But Patrick Bamford, when you've been injured and then you get to a level of fitness then you get injured and you're out for two or three weeks. Then you've got to get up to match fitness again, it's so hard, it's so mentally draining to have to deal with that. He's going to be there on the sidelines again.

"Hopefully it's not too long. He played on with it for a few minutes and then had to be changed. I hope for him, captain when Liam Cooper isn't there, I hope he's back soon."



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