Leeds midfielder Adam Forshaw comments on injury, identifies when he aims to return
Adam Forshaw has told the My Conversations With The Pope podcast that he hopes to play for Leeds United this season as he looks to put his injury nightmare behind him – having spent the best part of the 18 months on the sidelines.
Forshaw, 29, last played for Leeds back in September 2019 during a defeat to Charlton. He played eight matches and was one of the first names on the team sheet before suffering that hip injury, but Forshaw has now since failed to play.
In the last few days, Marcelo Bielsa has stated that ex-Middlesbrough midfielder Forshaw could return to action sooner rather than later and that when fit – he will get himself back into the side quickly, as he keeps himself in shape.
Forshaw was asked about his injury and while he did not give a specific timescale in which he would return, he did state that he is hopeful he will play against this season – describing his spell on the sidelines has been “horrific”.
“It’s going good but obviously it has been hard for me,” Forshaw said. “I’ve got to be careful what I can say because the club will want me to do an exclusive when I am fit, sooner rather than later. The manager said a couple of nice things.
“He said it won’t take me long to get back up to speed because I look after myself. I’m hoping that I can still play a part this season. It’s been horrific. I love my job, I go into work and go into the gym. I’m lucky because I enjoy that side.”
TBR’s view – Does Forshaw start when he returns?
No. But he certainly gets himself onto the bench if he can prove his fitness with the 23’s. A few games in the reserves, and the ex-Brentford man will expect to be in and around the senior side. Bielsa’s comments should suggest he could feature.
Stuart Dallas is playing out of position in midfield with Rodrigo injured, while Mateusz Klich’s form has been up and down. Jamie Shackleton struggles to get game time, so Forshaw has an opportunity to play – but it depends if he can return soon.
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