This comes after Wainman recently uploaded a video on his YouTube channel where he spoke about a number of different subjects concerning Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
On the topic of Forshaw, who played 61 minutes of action during Leeds’ recent 3-0 win over Crewe Alexandra in the Carabao Cup – making his first senior appearance since a Championship clash against Charlton Athletic in September 2019 due to a hip injury – Wainman had this to say on the player and his role in the team going forward.
He said: “I think I was hearing on All Stats Aren’t We that Bielsa had said he wants him to play two games in a week before he gets him ready for the first team.
“So, the U23s play today, I think, or maybe Friday.
“If he plays in that, then he’ll be ready to feature, which is a massive plus, because Bielsa is a massive fan of Forshaw.
“I’m a big fan of Forshaw, and I think he’d be ideal as a squad player and someone we could look to, 100%.”
TIF Thoughts on Joe Wainman’s comments on Forshaw…
Leeds signed Forshaw back in the 2018 January transfer window from Championship club Middlesbrough for a fee of £4.59 million.
Since then, the 29-year-old has made a total of 53 senior appearances for Leeds across all competitions (per Transfermarkt).
Taking into account what Wainman had to say about Forshaw, it’s good to hear that there seems to be plenty of support for the midfielder from his manager, which should presumably make him likely to be a regular player for the team if he’s fully fit.
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Moving forward, as Wainman mentioned, it will be interesting to see whether or not Forshaw plays in the U23s’ match against Derby County on Friday and how he performs.
In our view, while it would be useful for Bielsa to have Forshaw as an option for him to use in Leeds’ midfield this season, they will definitely have to be careful with the number of minutes he plays going forward given the substantial amount of time he was out of action for with his hip injury.