By Adefunmiloye Alani

8th Nov, 2021 | 5:10pm

Kalvin Phillips delighted as Adam Forshaw makes first Premier League start for Leeds United

Adam Forshaw started a Premier League game for Leeds United for the first time on Sunday, playing 90 minutes in the 1-1 draw against Leicester City.

Injuries have prevented the 30-year-old midfielder from establishing himself as a key player for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, but he has managed to keep fit this term and featured in six games across all competitions.

Forshaw started alongside Kalvin Phillips in the middle of the park at Elland Road, and the England international was delighted for his pal, taking to his personal Instagram stories to send a message to him after the game.

He said: “Felt good to have this fella back! Long time coming mate. Proud of you.”

Promising?

A serious hip injury which required surgery saw Forshaw miss a large chunk of Leeds promotion campaign and the entirety of their first season back in the Premier League.

With just a few months left on his current deal, it is safe to say the Englishman is playing for his future at Elland Road, and his performance against the Foxes was solid.

Marcelo Bielsa clearly could do with a quality midfielder right now, and Forshaw could end up looking like a new signing if he can manage to keep impressing.

The former Everton and Middlesbrough man has to prove that he has what it takes to play in the top-flight, and he showed glimpses of his quality on Sunday.

Forshaw was assessed for a surprise England call-up by Gareth Southgate back in November 2016 [Telegraph], and while he is far from that level right now, he could soon be back to his best in the coming months and challenging for a spot in Leeds starting XI if he keeps working hard.

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