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Leeds striker Bamford: Gelhardt just like Rooney

Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has likened teammate Joe Gelhardt to Manchester United great Wayne Rooney.

The Whites signed the 18-year-old forward from Wigan Athletic in the summer after he made 18 appearances in the Championship last season, scoring one goal.

Gelhardt is yet to make his debut for Leeds but has impressed in the Whites' development squad throughout the season, scoring seven goals and adding two assists.

"Joffy, Gelhardt, he is going to be good, I think," Bamford said on the Official Leeds United Podcast.

"He reminds me - I don't want to say the same level as Rooney - but he is the same kind of build as Rooney was. Stocky lad, great finisher.

“It is just whether or not he kind of sticks with it, he is young, isn't he, so he can look good at that age and not make anything of it.

“It is up to him to kind of push on.“


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