On loan striker, Patrick Bamford has admitted that his loan spell at Crystal Palace has not gone according to plan and will be cutting it short to return to his parent club. The player will rightfully feel disappointed as he will have thought this is the season he pushes on having had a fantastic season last year on loan at Championship club, Middlesbrough.
Under former Real Madrid defender and Jose Mourinho’s former assistant, the player excelled scoring 17 goals in 39 league appearances as the club qualified for the Championship play offs by finishing fourth before eventually missing out on promotion. His performances earned him the Championship player of the year award.
He has however failed to break into the Crystal Palace team. The London club are doing very well this season under Alan Pardew and currently lie in fifth at the half way stage, just four points off the Champions League spots. The likes of Connor Wickham, Dwight Gayle, Marouane Chamakh and Fraizer Campbell are all ahead of him. The forward has not managed a start this season for Crystal Palace.
Bamford, signed by Chelsea in 2012 from Nottingham Forest spoke to the BBC concerning his situation and he said, “That was my last game for Palace, If I were being honest, it has been terrible. No one wants to sit on the bench and not play. It was my decision. The gaffer hasn’t actually spoken to me.”
The striker will be hoping he gets a look in at his parent club as the strikers at Chelsea are struggling with the highest goal scorer, Diego Costa with only 5 goals in the league this season.