UEFA are set to change the rules on squad size for the upcoming Euros, which could mean a chance for Patrick Bamford

A rule change set to be introduced by UEFA ahead of this summer’s European Championships could be beneficial to Leeds United striker Patrick Bamford.

According to The Times, UEFA are set to rubber stamp a rule that allows nations to name 26-man squads for the tournament, rather than the usual 23.

The move comes due to the pressure on players that the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about and should give more flexibility if players are injured or affected by any Covid outbreaks this summer, and it could be the chance Bamford needs to get into Gareth Southgate’s plans.

As yet, the 14-goal striker is yet to be capped at senior level by England, but was close to making the cut for March’s internationals, with Southgate confirming he was one of the players unfortunate to miss out. The England boss went for Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins instead, but the extra places in the squad leave room for three more to make the squad.

Fellow White Luke Ayling is another that might hope to win a maiden England cap if the rule is confirmed, although he is one of dozens of right-back options available to England at the minute.

The delayed Euro 2020 tournament kicks off in just over six weeks time, on June 11th.

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