Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw has told Leeds Live that he knows his “career is on the line” after playing just 10 times throughout 2022-23 – and with his current contract due to expire at the end of the current season.
Forshaw, 31, is fit again after another season that has been ravaged by injury. The midfielder has managed just 44 senior appearances for Leeds over the course of the past three seasons. But now, he is back and at a crucial time.
With Tyler Adams missing the rest of the season with a hamstring injury, and question marks over the form of Marc Roca and Weston McKennie – Forshaw’s return to fitness is well-timed. But he does remain out of a deal come June.
Forshaw admitted that he is fully aware his career could be determined by his displays in the next three games. He says he is aware that with his injuries, his contract and the club’s position in the table – he knows it is a pivotal time.
“I do feel a pressure and a responsibility. I’m trying my hardest to help as much as possible, but I wouldn’t now put myself back in if it wasn’t right. My career is on the line a little bit as well. I do physically feel good, ready to help.”
Leeds midfielder Adam Forshaw knows his career is on the line
It is going to be an interesting few weeks for £28k-a-week Forshaw. He has impressed since returning from injury, coming on in the 4-1 defeat to Bournemouth and probably being one of the only shining lights in that trip south.
Against Manchester City, he rarely had the ball but worked hard and got through 80 minutes in Sam Allardyce’s first game in charge. Over the course of the next three games, the ex-Everton man is going to be absolutely crucial.
Staying fit is key, as is having a week between each game. Perhaps, regardless of what division Leeds are in come the end of the season, the club could be tempted to hand him another 12 months – if he impresses in these three.