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Chelsea legend asks team for Patrick Bamford loan deal

After leading Burton Albion to the Football League Two Championship as manager in the 2014-15 season, former Chelsea striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink was given the managerial job at the freshly-relegated Queens Park Rangers when the position opened up in early December. But with no wins in his first few games as manager of the Championship division club, Hasselbaink is hoping he can poach Patrick Bamford from Chelsea to help out star striker Charlie Austin.

According to the Croydon Advertiser [per Football League World], Hasselbaink is seeking a loan deal for Bamford in the January transfer window. Bamford has yet to make his debut for Chelsea on the first team and has mostly been loaned out to other teams over the last few years.

In the 2015-16 season so far Bamford has played on loan for Crystal Palace, making eight appearances before his loan spell was terminated at the end of 2015. The year before, Bamford scored 19 goals for Middlesbrough in the Championship division.

QPR currently rank 16th on the Championship division table, and have endured four draws and two losses since Hasselbaink took over.

Hasselbaink won the Premier League Golden Boot win Leeds United in the 1998-99 season, sharing it with Michael Owen and Dwight Yorke. Two years later he joined Chelsea and scored 70 league goals in just 136 games, winning the FA Charity Shield in 2000.

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