By Dave Woods

30th Oct, 2019 | 12:08pm

Adam Forshaw delivers verdict on Leeds season after poor run of results

Adam Forshaw isn’t concerned about the recent poor run of results for Leeds and called the side a “heavyweight” in the Championship. 

From the last seven games, Leeds have only managed two wins, with three draws and two losses, and that’s seen them drop from the top of the table down into third, although they haven’t lost too much ground.

Leeds are still just two points from West Brom at the top and Forshaw believes that Leeds’ luck will turn around shortly.

Talking on the latest episode of the Talking Shutt podcast, Forshaw said he was confident about how the season would play out.

“I believe if performances are there you’ll only get away with playing badly for so long,” Forshaw said. “And we perform well on the whole.

“I’m trying to think off the top of my head, maybe we didn’t perform so well against Barnsley but we won the game anyway.

“We’ve deserved a lot more points than we’ve had and the law of averages, with the number of chances that we create, we’re still creating just as many as last season, but we’re conceding less goals… I’m a firm believer that you will get what you deserve.

“You can’t continue to batter teams and not get what you deserve eventually. I’m really confident. I think we’re a big heavyweight this season whereas last season we were probably riding the wave a little bit.”

Leeds have the best defence in the league by a long way – they’re the only club that have conceded less than double figures (eight) and two fewer than their tightest rival Sheffield Wednesday (10). Top of the table West Brom have conceded 17 goals.

The problem is scoring. Leeds have only scored 17 this season, 10 fewer than Preston in second, but their xG is 27.44. Once Leeds start scoring the results should follow.

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