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Leeds striker Bamford ruled out for four months

Bamford will miss around four months. Credit: PA

Leeds striker Patrick Bamford will be sidelined for four months due to knee ligament damage, the club have announced.

Bamford, 25, who signed from Middlesbrough in a deal worth up to £10million in July, sustained posterior cruciate ligament damage during an under-23s' game last Friday.

"This is clearly disappointing news for Patrick and for everyone at Leeds United," Leeds director of football Victor Orta told the club's official website.

"Patrick has settled in well, quickly becoming an important player for Marcelo Bielsa and a popular part of the group.

"We have an excellent medical team at the club and Patrick is in the best possible hands, he will be back available to us during an important part of the season and he will still play a key role in our campaign."

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Man Utd recall loanee defender from Leeds

Cameron Borthwick-Jackson will return to Man Utd. Credit: PA

Manchester United have recalled left-back Cameron Borthwick-Jackson from his loan at Leeds, the Championship club have announced.

The 23-year-old was due to spend the whole season at Elland Road after switching from Old Trafford last summer but played in just six games.

Only one of Borthwick-Jackson's appearances came in the Championship and the arrangement has now been cancelled.

A Leeds statement read: "We would like to thank Cameron for his efforts during his time at the club."

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Only way is up for Leeds, says Christiansen

Hernandez celebrates his goal. Credit: PA

Leeds head coach Thomas Christiansen expects his side to climb back up the Sky Bet Championship table after a 2-1 win against Middlesbrough.

Pablo Hernandez and Gianni Alioski struck goals in either half to put Leeds 2-0 up before Britt Assombalonga ensured a nervous finale by converting a controversial 76th-minute penalty.

When asked if victory had seen Leeds turn a corner, Christiansen said: "Yes of course. The team is alive. They have been the whole time, believing in taking the three points always."

Leeds had slipped from top of the table to 11th after losing six of their previous seven league games, but are back up to seventh, level on points with Middlesbrough.

"When you fail you have to work harder and during these two weeks we have analysed a lot, worked a lot and there has been a good atmosphere in the team," Christiansen said.

The Leeds boss said he had no sympathy for Boro counterpart Garry Monk, who was given a hostile reception by a large section of Leeds fans in a crowd of 33,771.

"No. Garry or me, we are not playing," Christiansen said. "It's the players who have to respond on the pitch.

Burnley sign Chris Wood from Leeds for club-record fee

Chris Wood has joined Burnley for a club record fee. Credit: PA

Burnley have signed striker Chris Wood from Leeds for a club-record fee, the Premier League club have announced.

The striker joins the club on a four-year deal for a fee thought to be in the region £15million, with striker Andre Gray having left for Watford earlier in the transfer window.

“My ambition has been to play in the Premier League for years,” Wood told Burnley's website.

“I’ve had tastes of being in there but I’ve never had the chance to give it a proper bash.

“Coming here I feel I’ve got a proper opportunity to do that. I’ve never started a Premier League game and this what I want to do."

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