By Craig Scott

21st Oct, 2021 | 10:10am

Adam Forshaw new contract on the cards at Leeds United

Adam Forshaw’s return to fitness means he could earn a new contract at Leeds United, according to LeedsLive journalist Beren Cross.

Forshaw, 30, is in the final year of his deal at Elland Road but has spent almost all of the last two years on the sidelines with injury issues.

He’s returned to fitness albeit having a few niggling issues this season but Cross reports there’s an opportunity for the midfielder to get an offer.

Writing on the LeedsLive website, Cross said: “Forshaw has already come on so far this season, but keeps having these little setbacks.

“He has at least given himself a chance of earning a new deal, but he needs to be stringing starts together through the back end of the campaign.”

Pointless

Forshaw has played three times in all competitions for Leeds this season with the ex-Middlesbrough man earning his first Premier League appearance as a substitute in the loss at Southampton.

It was a dismal performance by Leeds at St Mary’s and throwing on Forshaw highlighted just how tight Marcelo Bielsa’s midfield options are.

Forshaw isn’t good enough for Leeds United anymore.

While Andrea Radrizzani is a fan of the midfielder, he wasn’t exactly impressive before his injury, playing just a handful of good games for the Whites.

And that was in the Championship and before a near two-year injury lay-off.

If we’re relying on players like Forshaw, then we’re not moving forward – we’re stuck in the past.

Forshaw is a good Championship player but he’s not a viable option in the Premier League and the only reason he should be offered a new contract is if we’re relegated.

In other Leeds United news, this rarely-seen teenager is in contention to be in Bielsa’s squad versus Wolves.