According to Phil Hay in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw is battling to be fit for the Championship clash against Millwall on Saturday, and he could make manager Marcelo Bielsa’s life difficult as a result when it comes to team selection.
In the 27-year-old’s absence, Tyler Roberts has staked his claim for a regular spot in the starting XI having generally excelled in something of a No.10 role for the Whites.
It remains to be seen whether Bielsa will be tempted to make changes against Neil Harris’ men or not given they were beaten by Sheffield United last time out.
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With the same report stating that Pontus Jansson could also be unexpectedly available following an injury of hiw own, the Swede potentially featuring could severely affect Forshaw’s chances of starting.
If the centre-back is absent then Kalvin Phillips could easily have slotted into the backline – as he has done on many occasions previously – with the former Middlesbrough man taking up the defensive midfield role.
However, he may have to settle for a spot on the substitutes’ bench instead on Saturday, but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t still have a big part to play during the run-in.