Leeds United may have slumped to a heavy 3-0 loss courtesy of Wolves on Wednesday, but Adam Forshaw provided hope with his performance in the game.
The 26-year-old central midfielder was easily the Whites’ best player in a game that fans would rather forget, and Paul Heckingbottom must build his side around him next season.
Forshaw’s passing was pinpoint against the league leaders, even if his teammates didn’t make the most of his passes, and it showed that he could run the midfield for his team.
The 26-year-old was in a tough midfield battle against a superior Wolves side, but still worked hard from start to finish unlike some of his teammates and this attitude needs to be at the core of a new philosophy for Leeds’ next season.
While it disappointing to say, this season should just be written off for the Whites at this point.
The defeat against Wolves left Leeds 13th in the table, and nine points off the play-off positions.
This season the Whites looked capable at times of finally achieving promotion to the Premier League, but it clearly wasn’t meant to be.
With Heckingbottom only taking over from Thomas Christiansen in February and several players under-performing, the team is clearly in need of a makeover in order to finally achieve success in the Championship next season.
Forshaw’s performance against Wolves showed that he could be the heart of the team, especially when you consider he has also been impressive in the other six appearances he has made for the Whites this season.
The central midfielder joined Leeds from Middlesborough for £4.5million in January, according to the BBC, and signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with the club.
Therefore Forshaw will hopefully be the centerpiece of a new look Leeds side next campaign that will finally achieve promotion to England’s top-flight.