By Jack Cunningham

2nd Dec, 2021 | 9:45pm

New stat suggests Adam Forshaw is now undroppable for Leeds United

A new statistic concerning distance covered per 90 minutes by Premier League players suggests that Leeds United man Adam Forshaw is undroppable.

Jonny Cooper, a Leeds fan and Opta team member, shared on his Twitter account that of the 289 outfield Premier League players to have featured for 300 minutes or more, Forshaw had covered the most distance per 90 minutes [12.11km].

This was described as “remarkable” by Graham Smyth on his Twitter account, and you would have to say he is spot on.

It is incredible, especially after the injury hell that he endured, and it shows that the 30-year-old is willing to put everything on the line for the shirt.

After the injury and the constant setbacks, you could forgive Forshaw for perhaps playing within himself and trying not to overwork himself.

However, he is going above and beyond the required effort and is covering huge amounts of ground for his side, which is fantastic to see.

You would have to argue that Forshaw is now undroppable given his current form and the lack of options that Marcelo Bielsa has in the centre of midfield.

There is no way that the Argentine can replace him, given the level of effort he is putting in and the fact he is contributing to much improved defensive performances from the Whites.

Now, it remains to be seen if Forshaw signs a new deal at Elland Road, with his current contract set to expire at the end of this season.

If he keeps playing like this, there should be no reason why Forshaw doesn’t get a new contract.

However, there is a long way to go until the end of the campaign, and things can change, but for now, the former Brentford man should be one of the first names on Bielsa’s team sheet.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay shares who could leave Elland Road in January.