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Leeds star makes his first appearance on England roster

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After featuring for England Under-21s previously, Leeds United star has finally made his first appearance on the England roster.

Leeds United star Patrick Bamford awaits the most crucial time of his life as he makes his first appearance on the England roster. 

The Three Lions squad was announced on Thursday by Gareth Southgate for the upcoming World Cup qualification matches. And after a successful campaign with Leeds in the Premier League, the gaffer finally placed his trust in Bamford.

Along with Patrick, Trent Alexander-Arnold has also been selected in the 25-man list for the first team of England. The Liverpool full-back could not play for the major Euro 2020 tournament due to injury.

As it stands, Bamford and Alexander-Arnold are both members of the squad which will represent the UK against Hungary, Andorra, and Poland in September.

Witnessing Bamford’s excellent goalscoring abilities with Leeds, Southgate has fallen under the impression that the striker deserves a call-up. Previously, the 27-year-old forward appeared for England Under-21s, however did not feature for the first team.

With 17 brilliant goals last season, the moment has finally arrived for Bamford. Southgate talked about him at a press conference saying: “There was an opportunity for us in the forward areas. And now is an opportunity for Patrick. I think his progress with Leeds has been excellent.”

On the other hand, Alexander-Arnold made his last appearance for the Three Lions in a friendly versus Austria before Euro 2020. But a physical setback pushed him astray. The Liverpool defender has however found himself playing in the Premier League new season.

England will fly to Budapest to play against Hungary on September 2, host Andorra at Wembley on September 5, and will visit Poland in Warsaw on September 8.