By Mark Smith

8th Nov, 2021 | 2:15pm

Paul Robinson: Adam Forshaw return hands Leeds United massive boost

We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist as each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United.

Paul Robinson has insisted that Leeds United have been handed a massive boost by the return of Adam Forshaw.

The midfielder made his first start in over two years in the 1-1 draw against Leicester and nearly played the entire 90 minutes.

Robinson admitted that it was a surprise to see Forshaw named by Marcelo Bielsa, but he fully justified his selection.

Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “It was good to see him on the pitch. I think he was the surprise name on the teamsheet.

“I thought he performed well, they all performed well again. You’ve got to give credit when he’s been out for the length of time he’s been.

“To see him start a Premier League game was a massive boost for him and for everyone else.”

Surprise.

It was a welcome surprise to say the very least.

Forshaw has been out for so long that it wouldn’t have been a surprise to see him struggle, but it was a brilliant performance from him.

Bielsa put a lot of faith in the midfielder, and that was repaid against a very powerful midfield with Leicester having the likes of Youri Tielemans and Wilfried Ndidi in there.

It’s the boost that Leeds and Forshaw have needed, and hopefully, he can keep his fitness and become basically a new signing for the Whites between now and the end of the season.

In other Leeds United news, Paul Merson has dropped a huge transfer claim on one Whites star with an imminent exit on the cards