Leeds fans in shock as midfielder returns
19 Mar 2021 08:54 am, by Ellandback1
Good Morning. It's Friday 19th March, and here are the latest headlines from Elland Road
Forshaw is back
Is is a bird? Is it a plane? Nope, its Adam Forshaw; and he's back in training at Thorp Arch. The midfield maestro was spotted in the background of a recent training video, by eagle eyed Leeds fans.
Forshaw has been dogged by injury since September 2019 (BC). What was thought to be a routine hip rotation injury has dogged the 29yo ever since. The medical team led by Rob Price (head of medicine and performance) and club Doctor Rishi Dhand explored every option, to try and treat him. Eventually, the decision was made for Forshaw to go under the surgeon's knife.
In March 2020, he travelled to the Steadman Clinic in Colorado, where Dr Mark Philippon, an expert in utilising arthroscopic hip surgery, operated on the former Everton apprentice. Dr Philippon has treated hundreds of athletics across the NFL, NBA and NHL
After being out of action for so long, do not expect to see him in the starting line up anytime soon. If we see him this season, it will be a bonus!
Bielsa has the strike force he wants
According the Daily Mirror, Bielsa does not intend to invest in a new forward this Summer. The 65yo feels Bamford, Rodrigo and Roberts give Leeds all the ammunition they need up front. It's hard to argue. Bamford is the third top scorer in the Premiership with 13 goals so far. As a team, they have found the back of the net on 43 occasions.
Does this news concern anyone?“Tyler Roberts, Bamford and Rodrigo can all play as a centre-forward and Rodrigo and Tyler can also play behind the centre-forward. “They are all options and throughout different stages of the campaign, they have given positive responses.”
“Rodrigo arrived at the start of the competition and didn't manage to do pre-season with us,” said the Leeds head coach. “It took him four weeks to become a starter and after playing his best game, which was the game against Aston Villa, he became sick.
“He was ill for 20 days and after that, it took him a month to get back to his best again. “He played 10 to 12 games at a medium to high level before he picked up an injury, which put him out for five weeks. “For me in particular and Leeds as his club, we have seen what Rodrigo is capable of. For me, he is a great striker who when he finds his best form, is a very dangerous forward and very useful.”
Will Leeds be able to replicate their scoring ability next season? Let's not forget that they have missed the most guilt edged opportunities behind Citeh and Liverpool.
If an offer of 23m ewere to come in for Rodrigo, would Leeds be stupid not to take it?
What about Roberts? Many thought he would be on his way this Summer!
Can Bamford do it again. Would a fee of 25m tempt you to sell him?