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Leeds: Noel Whelan delighted for Adam Forshaw

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Former Leeds United striker Noel Whelan has spoken of his happiness at Adam Forshaw returning to action for the Whites this week.

The Lowdown: Forshaw suffers injury hell

While Marcelo Bielsa’s side have been thriving back in the Premier League, Forshaw has been going through a horrible time of things.

The midfielder has been plagued by a hip injury that has kept him out of action for 22 months, meaning he hasn’t featured since the beginning of the 2019/20 campaign.

Forshaw made a triumphant return to action in Leeds’ 3-2 win over Guiseley on Tuesday night, however, coming on as a second-half substitute.

The Latest: Whelan delighted with midfielder’s comeback

Speaking to Football Insider, club ambassador Whelan couldn’t hide his delight, saying he hopes this is just the start for Forshaw, in terms of his recovery:

“Hopefully it’s the first of many. The cheer he got from the crowd when he came on was just amazing.

“It has been such a long time for Adam to get back to that point last night. It must have felt great.

“Yes, it was just a short amount of time but it is a big step in the process of him coming back to full fitness. It was great to see him out there in a competitive match, it really was.

“Hopefully he will be a big part of this season. Touch wood there is no more injuries or niggles and this is the start of a fantastic season for him.”

The Verdict: Can Forshaw stay fit?

It is going to be extremely difficult for Forshaw to become a regular for Leeds again, considering the severity of his injury and the level the Whites are now playing at.

That doesn’t mean the 29-year-old can’t still play a part as a squad player, however, assuming he proves to Bielsa that he is worth persevering with.

To have even returned to the pitch is a triumph in itself for Forshaw and he deserves every piece of luck that comes his way from this point onwards – perhaps he could provide the additional midfield depth the Whites are seeking after missing out on Conor Gallagher?

In other news, Leeds are reportedly keen on signing a Euro 2020 star this summer. Find out who it is here.


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