By Mark Smith

5th Feb, 2022 | 8:10am

Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw set to return v Aston Villa - report

Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw is set to return against Aston Villa on Wednesday evening, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The newspaper reports on their website that the Whites will have the anchor available at Villa Park next week [9 February].

Forshaw missed the Newcastle clash after limping off injured in the 3-2 victory at West Ham earlier in the month of January.

Marcelo Bielsa will have decisions to make on many of his squad over the month at Thorp Arch and over weekends.

The Leeds social media team have been sharing photos all week, with the likes of Kalvin Phillips, Liam Cooper and Charlie Cresswell returning to training.

Of course, some of those are in light training after their blows, and will still be a couple of weeks away, but it is still a huge boost.

Needed.

If there is one area that needs fixing right now, it is our midfield.

Bielsa’s relentless system needs specialists in the middle of the park, and against Newcastle, we certainly didn’t have those.

Mateusz Klich sandwiched by Rodrigo and Robin Koch isn’t a Premier League standard midfield, and that was evident throughout the 90 minutes.

Forshaw has been class since returning from his injury this season, and everyone will have winced when he was forced off at West Ham.

Thankfully, it isn’t too bad and he should be bad back when we return to action next week at Villa – much to our relief.

Forshaw holding in midfield will instantly solve a couple of issues, and hopefully, that can set us on our way to another vital three points – it won’t be easy, but bring it on.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay shares major injury update at Thorp Arch as player returns to training