By Saikat Mandal

9th Dec, 2022 | 10:15am

Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw looks to curb himself in training after chat with Jesse Marsch

Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw has shared that he wants to curb a little bit in training after having a chat with Jesse Marsch.

Forshaw has admitted that he is beginning to sound like a “broken record” after being plagued by a series of injuries in the last three years.

The former Middlesbrough midfielder has shared that he didn’t train on Wednesday [7 December] to make himself available for the friendly game against Elche.

“I feel like a broken record at times,” said Forshaw, as quoted by Leeds Live.

“It’s pretty simple for me now, I want to make sure I’m available more often. A lot of the injuries have been really unfortunate.

“I was speaking to Jesse about it yesterday and it’s something I’ve got to curb a little bit, especially in training.

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“Not in games, but, like yesterday, I just didn’t train for the day to save myself for tonight and I need people to tell me that because I would have trained.

“Jesse thinks it’s a plus to my character, the way I am, but ultimately I want to play more games. That’s the nuts and bolts of it.

“I trained last week, so since we’ve been back in I’ve been involved and feeling like I’m getting fitter and fitter. Hoping for some minutes again tonight.”


It is really frustrating for the player to be in this type of situation. 

The midfielder took a break from training on Wednesday and allowed his body to rest a little more ahead of the game. 

He should look to calm down, especially in training, and get himself available for match days. 

When fully fit, he is a joy to watch. Alongside the likes of Tyler Adams and Marc Roca, he can make a genuine contribution, and for that he needs to take control of his body. 

Forshaw hasn’t played for the Whites since August 27, and Marsch will be hoping that he doesn’t pick up another injury. 

He spent two years out with a hip issue under Marcelo Bielsa, and made a strong comeback last season. The midfield is now raring to go. 

Forshaw has a contract at the club until the end of the season. There have been suggestions that he could be sold in January, but it looks highly unlikely at the moment. 

In other Leeds United news, a “talented” Elland Road player is now assumed to be heading to one of two English clubs in January.