Adam Forshaw set for rare appearance in Leeds United clash v Fulham
Adam Forshaw is set to make a “rare first-team appearance” for Leeds United on Tuesday when they play Fulham in the Carabao Cup, according to the Express.
The newspaper reports via their print edition on September 21 [page 53] that Forshaw, 29, is in line to make his second start of the season for the Whites when they take on Marco Silva’s side at Craven Cottage.
It is understood that due to an injury crisis at Elland Road, Crysencio Summerville may also be handed a start by Marcelo Bielsa.
Big test for fringe players
Due to the injuries mounting up at Leeds, Bielsa is going to be forced into naming a much-changed starting line-up at Craven Cottage.
He also needs to keep one eye on the game against West Ham this weekend with the Whites yet to win in the Premier League this season.
Even if Bielsa has to name a side made up of fringe players and Under-23s stars, it should still be a team that is capable of beating Fulham.
Fulham have not been in the best of form lately, losing two of their last three Championship fixtures at the hands of Blackpool and Reading.
Silva’s squad is still quite similar to the one that featured in the Premier League last season but Leeds are still capable of beating their first and second string squads with a weakened side of their own.
There are some very talented young players at Elland Road while the experienced head of someone like Forshaw, who has a point to prove after almost two years of being injured, is also going to help out massively.
We’re dying to see a good cup run under Bielsa and hopefully this season offers us that.
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