By Saikat Mandal

27th Nov, 2021 | 1:25pm

Phil Hay delivers fitness update on Leeds midfielder Adam Forshaw

Leeds United will travel to Amex Stadium to face Brighton in their Premier League clash on Saturday.

Phil Hay of The Athletic has suggested that the Whites midfielder Adam Forshaw’s recovery has gone fine, and he has been training for quite a while now.

He has added that Forshaw should be in the starting line-up against Brighton.

When asked about how Forshaw is recovering after playing back to back games, Hay replied on The Athletic: “His recovery seems to have gone fine.

“There were no issues after Leicester and I haven’t been made aware of any issue after Spurs. He’s actually been back in training for quite a while now so his body is building itself back up. Can’t disagree with you about the performances. On the basis of his last two games, he should be starting.”


Forshaw has been brilliant for Leeds since recovering from injury.

He started against Leicester City and produced a superb all-round performance.

In fact, after his brilliant performance, former Leeds manager Simon Grayson hailed him as “fantastic”.

The former Middlesbrough midfielder was equally good against Tottenham Hotspur.

He should be starting against Brighton alongside Kalvin Phillips in midfield.

Forshaw can play as a holding midfielder or as a box-to-box conventional central midfielder.

Leeds have improved in their past two matches but they need to pick up wins.

They are struggling near the relegation zone, and we all know that they are capable of much better than this.

The next three games are crucial for the Whites, and they should be aiming to pick up maximum points from this game.

The Whites must stop Brighton from playing their trademark clever, intricate passes in and around the box, and they must remain compact throughout.

Forshaw could play a big role for Leeds on Saturday.

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