Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw has claimed that Gaetano Berardi is helping him through his long-term injury rehabilitation.

The midfielder has been out of action for more than a year at Elland Road, after completing surgery on his hip problem in the USA.

Berardi underwent surgery on his ACL at the end of last season, but still signed a new deal despite not being available until next year.

Speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post, Forshaw singled out Berardi has someone who sets the perfect example at Thorp Arch.

“I look at Jack a lot and probably Berra as well,” he said. “He has a brilliant attitude. He’s obviously had a bad injury, similar to me.

“He’s missing out on a really good time in the Premier League at the moment and he’s always really good and bubbly around the place.”

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Forshaw is no stranger in the physio’s room and he could have been the perfect option in the past couple of months in the Premier League.

With Kalvin Phillips injured, Marcelo Bielsa has handed that role to a number of different options including Pascal Struijk and Mateusz Klich.

Neither have really worked, given that the Whites have lost 4-1 against both Leicester and Crystal Palace, and Forshaw could have filled that gap.

Should Klich have joined Phillips and Jamie Shackleton on the injury list, Leeds would have been really troubled.

Forshaw hasn’t been in front of the media in what feels like forever, and his sudden reappearance could be a hint he is on his way back.

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