Football writer Joe Donnohue has claimed that Adam Forshaw could return to the Leeds United team for their match against Fulham.
This evening, Leeds travel to Craven Cottage to play Fulham in the Carabao Cup. As is often the way with midweek cup games, there could be some rotation within the squad when it comes to the starting lineup.
Marcelo Bielsa will be without Patrick Bamford and Luke Ayling, and with the Premier League now well and truly up and running – with fixtures coming thick and fast – he may well look to use some alternative squad options for tonight’s clash.
According to Donnohue, Forshaw could be one of those players to benefit from rotation, as this game will provide him with a ‘good test’ as he continues his return to full fitness.
He brought up the player on a Leeds United Live Facebook stream, saying: “There’s always a chance that he’ll start. I think he might do – it might only be a 45-minuter or a 60-minuter, but it will be a really good test for him.
“Because that, effectively, against Fulham – you know, a team right at the top-end of the Championship – that would be him playing possibly from the start against the calibre of opponent that he last played a league game for Leeds against.
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He did, however, manage an hour in the last round of the Carabao Cup, which suggests he could get his chance again this evening.
Having suffered his hip injury playing against Charlton Athletic in the Championship, Forshaw may be glad to step up his return against opposition of a similar level. As Donnohue suggests, it could at least give him an idea of how ready he is to make an appearance in England’s top flight once again.