By Mark Smith

7th Mar, 2020 | 6:30pm

Salim Lamrani claims injured Leeds ace will be back stronger despite frustrations

Salim Lamrani has claimed that Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw will come back stronger despite season-ending surgery on his hip.

The former translator of Marcelo Bielsa left Elland Road at the end of last season but continues to post messages about each individual player from his time in West Yorkshire.

Lamrani posted the message on his personal Twitter account recently, claiming he will be back a better player after suffering from yet another injury.

Forshaw has continued to frustrate Leeds fans with his rehabilitation, with the midfielder absent since the victory against Barnsley back in September.

The 28-year-old travelled to Colorado recently to complete the surgery which will keep him out of action until pre-season starts once again in the summer.

With the little absences of players such as Jamie Shackleton this season, Leeds have been light in midfield but once again have options available to them.

The former Middlesbrough man is still on crutches and we are unable to say whether or not Forshaw would be a big option in the Premier League next season should we earn promotion.

Forshaw had started the season superbly for the Whites and adds much-valued Championship experience to Bielsa’s midfield.

The 28-year-old made seven appearances and had added an attacking streak to his game at Thorp Arch, averaging 1.9 shots on goal per game according to WhoScored.

Mateusz Klich has definitely stepped up in the past couple of months, and Forshaw will be thanking his teammates if they hand him the opportunity to play in the Premier League once again next season.

In other Leeds United news, Danny Cowley has questioned the fitness of Whites mainstay ahead of clash