Midfielder Adam Forshaw is fit and raring to go against Manchester City after starting against Monaco for Leeds in the week – and despite the 4-2 defeat to the Ligue 1 side, Forshaw was compared to Sergio Busquets by Barry Douglas.
Injury-prone Forshaw, 31, has overcome a two-year spell on the sidelines with a hip injury to continue to be part of this Leeds side. With Tyler Adams suspended for the clash against City, Forshaw is more than likely to start in midfield.
But the injury worries still follow Forshaw. Just this season, he has only managed to make four senior outings. However, he has come through mid-season friendlies against Elche, Real Socieded and Monaco unscathed as things stand.
Leeds were beaten by Monaco despite matching them for much of the match at Elland Road. Taking the lead through Robin Koch, it was 1-1 at half-time. But a crazy 10 minutes at the start of the second 45 saw Monaco score three goals.
Joe Gelhardt scored a late penalty but it was merely a consolation. Forshaw took to Instagram after the match stating it was a good test against Monaco and is now excited to get going with the restart of the Premier League days away.
Leeds midfielder Forshaw compared to Busquets by Douglas on Instagram
Douglas will know what Forshaw has been through. Currently out injured with Polish side Lech Poznan, the left-back got off to a wonderful start after returning to Poznan in the summer of 2021 – having a hand in seven goals in 19.
But since his move 18 months ago, he has only been able to play 38 times – injury limiting his game time. He clearly is still a fan of Leeds and responded to Forshaw’s Insta after his Monaco outing, branding him the “scouse Busquets”.