Leeds United's managing director Angus Kinnear has told Leeds Live that midfielder Adam Forshaw has beaten Kalvin Phillips in the club's bleep test.
The Whites have been back in pre-season training for a few weeks now, with Marcelo Bielsa putting his players through their paces for the new season.
Leeds have been in friendly action, with one team beating Tadcaster Albion 5-1 last night, just hours after another Leeds XI lost 4-0 to Manchester United in Australia.
Bielsa will need his players in tip-top shape to carry out his demanding approach to the game, and part of the preparations will have involed one test many players hate.
The bleep test is a tried-and-tested staple of any club's pre-season schedule, testing the fitness and endurance of their players in a gruelling exercise.
Now, Leeds director Kinnear has hailed Phillips for training like an 'absolute demon', putting speculation about his future behind him to gear up for the new season.
Kinnear noted that Phillips came second in the bleep test on the first day back for pre-season, revealing that Forshaw came out on top, branding him an 'absolute machine'.
“He’s been back in training and he’s training like an absolute demon. He came second out of the whole squad for the bleep test on the first day back,” said Kinnear. “Adam Forshaw came first, but he’s an absolute machine,” he added.
Having two relentless midfielders like that is perfect for Bielsa, but with question marks over the futures of both Phillips and Forshaw, he'll be hoping both are still at Elland Road this time next month.
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