Exclusive: Paul Robinson claims injured Leeds star 'itching' to play remaining 19/20 games

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Paul Robinson has said that Adam Forshaw will be “itching” to play in the remaining games in the 19/20 season.

The midfielder – who was in brilliant form at the start of the season – hasn’t played since September when a hip injury sidelined him and eventually needed surgery.

He has just completed another planned surgery and is targeting an August return when, ironically, the 19/20 season could still be running.

Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “He’s had a really difficult injury and he struggled to get over it, so this time off will do him the world of good, and give him time to rest and recuperate.”

Asked about whether he could play a part in the remaining nine games, Robinson said: “The only problem is he won’t have time on the pitch or with the ball at his feet. When you don’t have the ball at your feet for a period of time it does have an effect.

“Depending on when the remaining games are rearranged for this season and how much time you have to prepare – I’m sure they’ll give teams more than a week – he’ll be itching to get back on the grass at the first opportunity.”

Leeds fans were just starting to see the best of Forshaw when he suffered the hip injury.

At first, he was only meant to be out for a week or two but he only managed 45 minutes in his comeback game at the end of September against Charlton, and that was the last time he played for Leeds this season.

He posted an Instagram story of him training at home recently – as all the Leeds players are doing at the moment – and confirmed that he’s on track for his comeback.

We wish him a speedy recovery.

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