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Catching Mourinho's Eye

Catching Mourinho's Eye

League one and the premier league are quite some distance apart in terms of quality aren't they?

Life outside the top-flight is getting better with plenty of good quality footballers being seen but if you can't get a chance with your premier league side dropping down the leagues and taking in some first team football is something you should (if you get the chance) do.

Patrick Bamford has done exactly that.

The striker came to MK Dons last season and did well and has returned on loan again this season, initially until the end of the year.

Bamford knows just how important these loan moves have been for him, he told Sky Sports News: 'I think it is important as I was only playing 21 football at Chelsea.

'Compared to League One there are more teams playing football so it is a bit different and when you step up there is a difference in physicality, I felt I was strong enough but there was a lot of development to do and I think since I came back this year you can see a difference.'

Will this time away at stadium:mk (especially this season) be enough to bring him a chance with Chelsea?

If he keeps scoring then it will make Jose Mourinho sit up and take notice of him, at least that's the hope of Bamford who is targeting 20 goals by the end of 2013.

Having scored 12 so far this is possible!

He added: 'If I did, say, get 20 goals before Christmas, which is some way off, I am on 12, then maybe Mourinho might have a look and give me a few goes on the bench but if not I just want to push on.'

Realistically Bamford would do well to be making an impact on the Chelsea first team just yet, but if he keeps doing the business he could may well force his way into the Chelsea squad towards the end of this season perhaps?

A goal of being a Chelsea regular within five-years is a good target to have and long-term this is his aim, as well as becoming an England international.



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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Monday October 28 2013
Time: 3:35PM

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