By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

31st Jul, 2022 | 6:10pm

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Paul Robinson has backed midfielder Adam Forshaw to return to his best once he overcomes his latest injury setback with Leeds United.

Forshaw, 30, was one of Leeds’ best players last season despite returning from almost two years on the sidelines with numerous issues.

However, the 2021/22 campaign also ended with injury and he’s since picked up a setback in pre-season preparations.

According to Sky Sports journalist Tim Thornton, speaking to GiveMeSport, Leeds are “quite hopeful” that Forshaw’s newest setback isn’t serious even though “it was a funny one because it was a bang”.

Robinson doesn’t doubt Forshaw’s character and believes the former Middlesbrough midfielder will be back in action before we know it.

“It’s difficult but he’s shown the strength of his character by coming back from all of these injuries,” Robinson told MOT Leeds News.

He came back last year and didn’t play a bit-part role, he had a big impact.

Yes, it’s another blow and another knock-back for him but he’s the type of player who’ll come back from this and he has an impact in the dressing room too.”

Forshaw played 26 times in all competitions for Leeds last season.

He was a mainstay of the midfield both for Marcelo Bielsa and Jesse Marsch.

While there’s hope he’ll be available for Marsch soon, Leeds have added to their midfield options this summer by signing Marc Roca and Tyler Adams, which could push Forshaw down the pecking order regardless of his fitness.

In other Leeds United news, Kalvin Phillips has been slammed for “patronising” Leeds fans with a gesture he made after he joined Manchester City.