Adam Forshaw salutes special moment after Leeds United return at Guiseley with heart-melting post

Adam Forshaw admits his Leeds United return at Guiseley was a special moment after two years of injury hell.

By Lee Sobot
Wednesday, 28th July 2021, 12:12 pm

Forshaw has not featured for Leeds in a competitive first-team game since the Championship clash of September 2019 in which the midfielder picked up a hip injury that eventually needed surgery.

The 29-year-old then completed his first competitive minutes for nearly 18 months when stepping out for United's under-23s back in April, after which Whites head coach Marcelo Bielsa said Forshaw had picked up a muscular injury.

But Forshaw has been back in pre-season training this summer and came off the bench for the final half hour of United's first pre-season friendly in Tuesday evening's clash at Guiseley

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BACK IN BUSINESS: Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw arrives for Tuesday evening's pre-season friendly at Nethermoor. Picture by Bruce Rollinson.

The contest presented the first of four friendies in the space of five days and Leeds sent out what was effectively their under-23s side as 23s boss Mark Jackson took charge.

Bielsa was also present at Nethermoor and made his way to the away dugout to cheers from United's fans who were greeted by a friendly wave.

But the biggest cheer of the night belonged to Forshaw who entered the pitch to a rousing reception and best of all was able to cherish the moment with his son looking on.

Forshaw took to his Instagram page after the contest to post a selection of photographs including the midfielder embracing his son at the full-time whistle of a 3-2 victory.

Forshaw said: "My son won’t remember watching me before my two years of hell!

"So for him to be there tonight is a special special moment for me and my family.

"Happy to get a run out."

Leeds are back in action on Wednesday evening with their second friendly of the summer at Blackburn Rovers.

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