England call a 'super opportunity' for Bamford – Southgate

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Patrick Bamford’s first call-up to the senior England squad will provide a "super opportunity" for the Leeds United striker, says Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate.

Bamford was included in the 25-man squad for September's 2022 World Cup qualifiers against Hungary, Andorra and Poland.

The 27-year-old has previously represented England at under-21 level, but has yet to make his full international debut.

“This is a super opportunity for Patrick – he’s been very close in our minds for the last few squads,” Southgate told John Murray on the Football Daily podcast.

“He’s had a fantastic couple of seasons with Leeds and is supremely well coached.”

Listen to more of what Southgate had to say about his latest England squad from 26'30 on the Football Daily podcast