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Paul Robinson has insisted he would “love” to see Adam Forshaw return to the Leeds United squad this season in the Premier League.
The midfielder returned to action for the under-23s against Aston Villa last week, but Marcelo Bielsa confirmed that he had suffered a setback in that clash.
Robinson has urged the Whites to take “baby steps” with the midfielder, rather than rushing him into action with either the first-team or the under-23s.
Speaking exclusively to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said, “I would love to see him play before the end of the season.
“I want to see him back in the squad and on the pitch, whatever it is, it would be a massive boost. The lad has been so unlucky with injuries.
“The demands Bielsa puts on players, you can’t rush these players back from a long-term injury, so as much as it was brilliant to see him back, he has still got to be cautious.
“It will be baby steps first, but it will be a great addition to the dressing room.”
It is hard to say that the Whites rushed Forshaw back against Aston Villa last week, he had to come back eventually, and it was after two years sidelined.
Forshaw did feature against York City in the week before that one, so he had got some minutes under his belt, and hopefully, this is just a scare rather than a huge blow.
It puts great doubt behind his chances of featuring in the Premier League this season, which could also put his Elland Road future in doubt with another transfer window approaching.
Robinson shares the same thought as most, we would love to see Forshaw feature between now and the end of the season.