Jon Bon Jovi’s message of motivation could not inspire Patrick Bamford to end his goal drought on Wednesday night – but that didn’t stop Leeds joining in the fun.
The world famous rock star came on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on Wednesday morning to address, erm, the Leeds striker’s dry patch.
Bamford, apparently a massive Bon Jovi fan, has been giving Leeds a bad name with his form in front of goal in recent weeks.
So we asked the frontman of the band himself to try and put things right with a message to the striker live on talkSPORT.
He said: “Patrick – I’m holding your next game cheque! You score, you get it… you don’t score, you don’t get it.
“How’s that for motivation!”
Bamford didn’t net during the 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough and extended his goalless run to six games, despite several chances, however the message did appear to reach Yorkshire.
At half-time, with the Whites holding a slender lead, the club’s account tweeted ‘Woah, we’re halfway there’ – in reference to Bon Jovi’s massive anthem Living on a Prayer.
Leeds have got to hold onto what they’ve got after the result gave them a five-point lead over third place in their bid for automatic promotion.
Elsewhere in the division, Fulham snatched a dramatic 1-0 victory over Swansea as Aleksandar Mitrovic struck in the last minute to make up for his missed penalty moments earlier.