Soccer – Bamford ends ‘terrible’ loan spell


Patrick Bamford is set to return to Chelsea after enduring a disappointing loan spell at Crystal Palace.

The 22-year-old striker, who spent last season on loan with Middlesbrough, is seeking another temporary move in January.
Following the goalless draw with Swansea City on Monday, Bamford said: “That was my last game for Palace. If I were being honest, it has been terrible. No one wants to sit on the bench and not play.
“It was my decision. The gaffer hasn’t actually spoken to me.”
Palace, 10/3 with Bet365 to finish in the top six this season, can be backed at 10/1 to beat Chelsea 1-0 on Sunday.