Noel Whelan has paid tribute to Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw following Saturday’s 2-1 loss to Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship.
Forshaw played the full 90 minutes of his club’s home defeat, which left them down in 14th position in the Championship table approaching the final weeks of the campaign.
The 26-year-old joined Leeds from Middlesbrough during the January transfer window, and he has now started the team’s last three league fixtures.
Pundit Whelan, who retired from professional football in 2010, came through the youth system at Leeds before representing the first team between 1993 and 1995.
Leeds, whose supporters were particularly pleased with one player at the weekend, are currently going through a very difficult period, but Whelan has said that Forshaw’s form for the Whites is a huge positive.
Whelan told BBC Radio Leeds:
“Forshaw, I think, was excellent again. He gets on the ball, he shows class, he switches it, he is brave on it, he is strong on it, he wins his challenges.”
Leeds have only won once in the Championship since Boxing Day, with that poor run of form seeing them slip down the table in recent weeks.
Next up for Paul Heckingbottom’s side is a home game against Bolton Wanderers on March 30.