Leeds United fans were disappointed to learn that Adam Forshaw will not be available for their upcoming Championship match against Derby County at the weekend.
| Marcelo asked if there is any update on the team: “Everyone is fit but Adam Forshaw” pic.twitter.com/qAcnhFExHS
— Leeds United (@LUFC) September 19, 2019
The two sides go head-to-head for the first time since their play-off meeting last season as Marcelo Bielsa’s men will be looking to exact their revenge on the Rams.
‘Spygate’ was also born from one of the meetings between the two teams during last year’s campaign, adding to what is likely going to be a rather entertaining affair on Saturday afternoon at Elland Road.
However, Leeds will be without Forshaw for the encounter as he is not fit to make the matchday squad and that news does not appear to have gone down to well with fans on Twitter.
Indeed, it is rather clear why there is a sense of disappointment as the 27-year-old has played a key role in Bielsa’s side so far this season.
In the six Championship fixtures he has played in, the midfielder has achieved the highest passing success rate in the whole team, with 90.8% of his passes being completed (WhoScored), which has contributed to one goal.
Here are just some of the reactions left by fans on social media…
Shame. We were way too defensively open with Shack and Klich vs Barnsley
— Tyler (@LUFCTy) September 19, 2019
Will be good to see Shack get more minutes, but the lack of control we had against Barnsley without Forshaw is a bit worrying. Hopefully not out for too long.
— ETHAN (@EthanFromOnline) September 19, 2019
— Diddlysquat (@markrikko) September 19, 2019
Forshaw out, again. Think we’ll start to fully appreciate his impact on the team with him missing. He’s the glue in midfield. Essential for us. #LUFC
— @VamosLeedsCarajo (@VamosLeeds) September 19, 2019
He always plays well he disrupts attacks and picks a pass put bamford in 2 or 3 one on one v Barnsley he’s a brilliant young player he won’t let us down shame about Forshaw cause he’s been good this year
— Jordan Townend (@PLATINUMnotGREY) September 19, 2019
shame no Forshaw but great to hear Ayling is almost at full fitness #lufc
— Armo (@Jordan_Armo) September 19, 2019
Standard “misses one game but back for next” then misses next and be out for a month. And repeat. Big miss he’s been excellent this season
— LufcSS (@LufcAlaw) September 19, 2019
Big miss. He’s done really well for s this year and really helped our tempo. We are suffering less turnover due to his re-positioning this season.
— EdmondDantes (@LeComtedeMonteC) September 19, 2019
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I think he been good too. Wins many balls and sets the tempo. A big loss
— peter-maurice (@petermauriceuk) September 19, 2019