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Ex Leeds star details midfielder’s setback


Former Leeds United and England goalkeeper Paul Robinson has provided new information that the injury-prone Leeds midfielder Adam Forshaw has unfortunately suffered another setback in his recovery, in a column with MOT Leeds News.

Adam Forshaw has been at Leeds for five years now, but multiple battles with injuries and setbacks have reduced his game time significantly and have seen him register only 84 appearances for the Whites in his half-decade tenure.

Jesse Marsch recently revealed that a hip injury has prevented the 31 year old from playing any part in his side’s last three games, though was hopeful the midfielder wasn’t too far off match fitness.

However, according to former Leeds man and Sky Sports pundit Paul Robinson, Forshaw’s progress has been hindered by another setback:

“I saw Forshaw after the game the other day and he’s not quite fit and ready. He’s had another couple of setbacks. As far as he goes, it’s imperative that he looks after himself and looks after his own fitness. He needs to get himself right between now and the end of the season so he can elongate his career and play as long as he can.”

Adam Forshaw is out of contract at Elland Road at the end of the 2022-23 campaign, though the club does have the option of extending his deal by an additional year. Its hard to know whether Leeds will renew the player’s deal, as they may look elsewhere at midfield options in the summer transfer window. Robinson states that Forshaw is a great character at Leeds, and his contribution to Marsch’s squad is highly valuable:

“He’s a fantastic player to have in and around the dressing room – he’s a fantastic person to have at the club. Whether that’s going to be at Leeds after this season, who knows?”

“It’s imperative he gets himself right and looks after himself. If he can be a part of the squad between now and the end of the season, it’s only a huge boost for Jesse Marsch.”

Forshaw has always come across as a good professional and decent player, but injuries are a key factor when you reflect on his time at Leeds. With Tyler Adams and Marc Roca looking like mainstays in the midfield, the signing of Weston McKennie, as well as Sam Greenwood coming off the bench to play in the middle of the park, its doubtful that Forshaw will play a huge role in Leeds’ battle to avoid another relegation scrap – especially with this latest setback. You do start to imagine that he could be on the way out when his contract expires at the end of the season.

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