'As of yesterday I was told': Journalist provides incredibly encouraging update on 29-year-old Leeds player
Adam Forshaw looks to be back on the right path towards a return with the midfielder now thought to be back in Leeds United training, according to Leeds Live journalist Beren Cross.
It must have been an incredibly tough time for Forshaw. He last featured for Marcelo Bielsa’s side back in September 2019.
He has been sidelined for much of the 22 months since. And cruelly, he was dealt a further blow as a return seemingly approached late last season.
He featured for the under-23s as he looked to build up his fitness. However, he came off during the game. And it appeared that he had suffered a setback.
The videos the club have so far posted from the early stages of pre-season have not featured Forshaw working with the rest of the group.
But perhaps, the next one may just do.
Cross was asked about the 29-year-old and whether he had been involved at all. And the journalist was able to provide an incredibly encouraging update.
“As of yesterday I was told he had been involved in training, which is a great sign,” he told Leeds Live. “We will obviously learn a lot more when we see the squads Bielsa puts out in the friendlies next week.”
Leeds fans will be wary of putting pressure on Adam Forshaw if return is edging closer
Of course, Leeds fans, and Forshaw, will refuse to get carried away. Unfortunately, there have been encouraging updates in the past.
The supporters will also be wary of putting too much pressure on Forshaw. Obviously, he has little control over how his body takes to training.
But the temptation to push himself and return as soon as possible must be overwhelming.
What was particularly disappointing about Forshaw’s absence is that he had arguably been at his best in the weeks before being sidelined.
He started the 2019/20 campaign brilliantly. He had previously come in for quite a lot of criticism before Bielsa’s second year in charge.
It would be an incredible achievement if he could rediscover something like that form at some stage.
But obviously, all Forshaw will be focused on each step that takes him just a little bit closer to playing for the first-team once again.