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Marcelo Bielsa provides injury update on Leeds United's Adam Forshaw

Marcelo Bielsa the head coach

Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw missed out on playing at the weekend.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa (Left)

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has suggested to Leeds Live that Adam Forshaw missed out on playing against Barnsley as his injury problem has been worse than first expected.

Forshaw picked up a problem just after Leeds last match before the international break, but it was only expected to be a minor issue.

The midfielder had returned to training last week, and was expected to be in the Whites’ squad to face Barnsley on Sunday.


However, Forshaw missed out on featuring after complaining that the issue was still causing him pain.

And Bielsa has now suggested that he isn’t even sure whether Forshaw will be able to feature for Leeds on Saturday, when they take on Derby County.

“The same problem which kept him from training after Swansea for 10 days,” Bielsa said, when asked why Forshaw wasn’t in Leeds’ squad.

“He trained from Thursday to Saturday normally, but after training he didn’t feel well to play.

“We thought he would be okay today. We think he will recover for the next match, but can’t be sure.”

Leeds United's Adam Forshaw during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Nottingham Forest at Elland Road on August 10, 2019 in Leeds, England.

Leeds managed to pick up the three points even without Forshaw yesterday, as they netted two late goals against Barnsley.

The Whites were made to battle for the victory by their Yorkshire rivals, but eventually got over the line.

Bielsa will still want Forshaw back sooner rather than later as he has been in excellent form this season.

Forshaw has played in a more advanced role for Leeds this term, and he has thrived with a bit more attacking freedom.

Leeds’ win over Barnsley pushed them back up to the top of the Championship table.

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