Leeds United have welcomed back Adam Forshaw for pre-season training as he hopes to get back into the first-team squad.

The Whites haven’t been blessed with the largest squad in the league since Marcelo Bielsa joined, and it’s been worsened by various injury setbacks.

One of the stranger situations that the club has faced was Adam Forshaw’s mysterious hip injury he sustained early in our title-winning 2019/20 campaign.

He hasn’t kicked a ball for the senior team since September 2019 and has only featured in one under-23 game as he continues to recover from that and various fitness concerns.

However, he took to Instagram to show off the fact he’s back amongst the squad for pre-season:

Having pretty much written him off lately, it was a huge bonus for fans to see him back on the grass…

Forshaw’s return is an interesting one because we don’t know what Bielsa’s plans for him are.

If he’s a firm part of the first-team, you’d have to question how intense our search for a new central midfielder would be.

I still think it would be naive to rely on Forshaw as a key member of the squad at this stage when he hasn’t played in so long.

Hopefully we bring in a promising signing for the midfield so that Forshaw doesn’t have too much pressure to come in and have a good impact right away.