Adam Forshaw could make a shock start for Leeds United against Wolves on Saturday afternoon, according to the reliable Phil Hay.
The Lowdown: Forshaw’s injury woes
The 30-year-old has experienced a horrendous time of things in recent years, with injury threatening to end his career prematurely.
Forshaw only recently returned from a serious hip problem that has hampered him since the start of the 2019/20 season, cutting him down in his prime.
In fact, the former Middlesbrough ace has barely even been seen in Leeds shirt, playing just once in the top flight since the Whites were promoted, totalling 26 minutes of playing time from the beginning of last season to now.
The Latest: Hay makes big claim
The midfielder, who has been hailed as ‘excellent’ by former Elland Road man Noel Whelan in the past, could get the nod at home to Wolves on Saturday, with The Athletic‘s Hay claiming as much in a shock prediction:
“This might be Forshaw’s moment. Struijk has had decent games as CDM but he’s had poor ones too and in Forshaw you’ve got an out and out midfielder.
“If he’s fit, I think I’d be picking him. Otherwise, what’s the point?”
The Verdict: Special moment, if it happens
Forshaw’s injury woes have been as frustrating for supporters as they have been for him, but if he were to be handed a start by Marcelo Bielsa at Elland Road, it would likely be met with huge positivity.
He has to be ready to play, of course, but if he is picked, the manager will clearly have faith in him coming through the game unscathed, or at least playing more than an hour, offering more experience than Pascal Struijk.
In other news, one Leeds player could return for the Norwich City clash. Find out who it is here.
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