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Marcelo Bielsa outlines why Leeds United man holds an advantage in push for first-team involvement

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Adam Forshaw’s Leeds United career might just be resurrected as Marcelo Bielsa confirmed that his return might not be too far away.

The Whites have almost consigned to the fact that Forshaw is not going to have much of an impact on this team any time soon.

Central midfielders were targeted in the summer transfer window to plug the gap left by the 29-year-olds freak absence.

Michael Cuisance was the man Leeds pushed for but a deal fell through in the final stages and it’s clear that gap needs filling.

Adam Forshaw hasn’t played a minute of football since the away trip to Charlton Athletic in September 2019, thanks to a strange hip injury that didn’t seem to be too major when first reported.

However, he failed to recover and was forced into surgery around a year ago that has ruled him out even further.

In the meantime, Leeds have sealed promotion and are now looking to establish their top flight status without him to depend on.

However, with half the season completed so far, it looks like the midfielder could be set for a return before the end of the campaign.

Speaking ahead of the Newcastle United trip, Marcelo Bielsa delivered this update on Forshaw’s fitness (via LeedsLive): “The problem with Forshaw is a little longer he hasn’t played for over a year now. And a medical decision taken recently admit us to think he will play again in the not too distant future. 

“Forshaw is a professional who looks after his health very much, that’s why I think that as soon as his injury problems are resolved he will be able to compete very quickly.”

I, like many others, won’t have held out much hope of Forshaw playing for us again.

His injury hasn’t ever seemed to have got any better, and even this update has to be taken with a pinch of salt considering we’ve been here before.

It would be a huge help to our depth to have him back in the squad but I still think to get to the next level we need to invest in his area of the pitch.

We can wait until the summer to do so, but signing a player of real top-half quality would be huge for us in that position.

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