Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford’s chances of winning euro boost as UEFA approves 26-team



UEFA has confirmed that countries participating in this summer’s European Championships can have up to 26 players in their squads. The news will come as a boost for England manager Gareth Southgate, with three more players now guaranteed a spot. Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford has been tipped for the Three Lions Euros squad after his successful Premier League campaign, and BBC journalist Adam Pope believes the UEFA update gave him a realistic chance to go to the tournament.

Bamford has scored 14 goals and assisted seven more in 34 Premier League games this season, and the Leeds star deserves to be in England’s side this summer. Southgate preferred Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins to the 27-year-old in the last international games in March, and it will be interesting to see if he changes his mind. The Three Lions boss has been to Elland Road on several occasions to bring the Leeds hitman to reign, and he may consider considering him in his € 26 squad.



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