UNHAPPY BAMFORD ENDS LOAN SPELL AT PALACE
Frustrated Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford has decided to end a season-long loan
spell at Crystal Palace prematurely after “tearing his hair out” over a lack of first-
team opportunities at the Selhurst Park club.
Bamford shone in another loan spell at Middlesbrough last season, scoring 17 league
goals for the Championship team, but has yet to start a Premier League match this
“This was my last game for Palace,” he was quoted as saying by the Daily Mail
newspaper after making his sixth league appearance for the club as a substitute in
Monday’s 0-0 draw at home to Swansea City.
England under-21 international Bamford has never played a first-team game for
Chelsea but signed a three-year contract with the Stamford Bridge club six months
He also had a successful six-month loan spell at Championship club Derby County in
2014, scoring eight goals in 14 league starts.