Adam Forshaw is set to miss Leeds United’s match against Sheffield Wednesday through injury, as reported by the club’s official channels.
Marcelo Bielsa confirmed in his press conference that the 28-year-old is not yet ready to make a return from his groin injury.
In other injury news, Jamie Shackleton and Liam Cooper are fit and Pablo Hernandez is getting closer to his return.
Having Forshaw unavailable is a blow for Leeds, with the midfielder having started 6 Championship games this season, coming on as a substitute once, getting 1 assist, as per WhoScored.
He has shown that he can have a well-rounded game, averaging 1.1 tackles, 1.1 clearances, 1 key pass and 1 dribble per game, while he has also completed 89.7% of the passes that he has attempted this season.
These numbers have translated to impressive performances before the injury came, with Noel Whelan having told Football Insider that his start to the season was “unreal”, citing how comfortable he is on the ball, as well as his work rate and confidence.
While the burden from this is eased by the fact that Shackleton is returning, having Forshaw unavailable for the Sheffield Wednesday game is still a blow for Leeds.
When his start to the season before the groin injury is considered, it definitely would have been useful to have the 28-year-old as an option.
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