Marcelo Bielsa provides Leeds United fitness update ahead of Derby County clash

Adam Forshaw before the SkyBet Championship playoff semi final match between Derby County and Leeds United at the Pride Park, Derby on Saturday 11th May 2019.

Leeds United are set to take on Derby County for the first time since the two sides met in the play offs tomorrow.

Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa walks to the technical area during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Swansea City at Elland Road on August 31, 2019 in Leeds,...

Leeds United boss Marcelo Bielsa has told Leeds Live that Adam Forshaw won’t be picked to play at the weekend.

Forshaw started the season in impressive fashion, with his performances earning him a lot of praise from Leeds fans.

However, injury has curtailed his progress at Elland Road, and he is now set to miss out for the second weekend in a row.

 

The good news is that Bielsa has no other injury concerns right now, which makes a change for Leeds.

“No, just Forshaw out,” Bielsa said, when asked if he finally had a clean bill of health.

Adam Forshaw of Leeds in action during a pre-season friendly match between Manchester United and Leeds United at Optus Stadium on July 17, 2019 in Perth, Australia.

Leeds have suffered badly with injuries in recent seasons, so to have most their squad available is a huge relief.

Forshaw’s absence is still a blow to the Whites though, as he plays such an important function in Bielsa’s team when fit.

Forshaw has been given a more advanced role in Leeds midfield this term, and seems to have enjoyed having slightly more freedom to break forward.

Leeds take on Derby County tomorrow, as they look to extend their lead at the top of the Championship table.

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