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Adam Forshaw is capable of replacing Kalvin Phillips in Leeds XI

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Adam Forshaw is capable of replacing Kalvin Phillips in Leeds XI

Leeds United’s Adam Forshaw has been edged back from injury in the past month and the best is certainly yet to come from him.

The 27-year-old midfielder is a no-nonsense enforcer that can have an important role to play at Elland Road this season, but he missed the early stages of the campaign through injury and manager Marcelo Bielsa has eased him back in since.

He’s featured as a substitute in the last six consecutive Championship matches and supporters may see him back to his best after the international break.

Forshaw is a central midfielder that is tidy in possession and proved at former club Middlesbrough he can be a force at Championship level.


The Englishman is realistically competing with teammate Kalvin Phillips for the defensive midfield role, where they break up play and also act as a deep-lying playmaker.

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Leeds’ squad depth is highlighted by the two quality options for the midfield role, but right now Phillips is in possession of the shirt and has been a mainstay in the starting XI under Bielsa.

The 22-year-old has adapted well to the Leeds system and shown some real moments of quality, but is still searching for some consistency in his game.

Meanwhile, Forshaw is the more experienced of the duo and would be a safe pair of hands for Bielsa to turn to if he wants to mix things around.

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