By Mark Smith

1st Feb, 2022 | 4:10pm

Phil Hay: Adam Forshaw returned to Leeds United training this week, was in murderball on Sunday

Phil Hay has shared a major Leeds United injury boost this week, with Adam Forshaw returning to training.

The Athletic journalist shared that rather than pushing for transfers, the Whites were running as usual, with murderball taking place on Sunday.

Forshaw was said to be in that mix, testing the hamstring injury that he picked up against West Ham United last month.

Writing in his latest column for The Athletic, Hay shared the major injury news that will, at last, give some positive news.

“The last Sunday of the transfer window was a typical day at Leeds United: a late-morning session of murderball featuring the usual suspects,” he wrote.

“Adam Forshaw took part, testing his injured hamstring, but a search for new faces out on the grass drew a blank.”

Brilliant news.

At least one major piece of news came from the final weekend of the January transfer, with this like another new mini-signing.

Forshaw was missed desperately against Newcastle, with the midfield so fragile and not conjoined as they have been in the weeks beforehand.

Mateusz Klich was the only fit midfielder in the squad, and although Robin Koch didn’t play badly, he simply isn’t a defender,

The German can now return to defence if that was Marcelo Bielsa choice, with Forshaw needed in midfield against Aston Villa.

Hopefully, he came through the murderball session and continues to train this week ready for that trip to Villa Park next Wednesday [09 February].

With Steven Gerrard bringing in the likes of Phillipe Coutinho throughout January, we will need our midfield to be strong, Forshaw certainly helps that.

In other Leeds United news, an American journalist shares what sources told him about Brenden Aaronson on deadline day