BBC journalist details why in-form Leeds player is nowhere to be seen in team v Brentford
Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw has been completely omitted from the matchday squad against Brentford on Saturday as his wife is expecting a baby, according to a reliable journalist.
BBC Radio Leeds reporter Adam Pope claimed on his personal Twitter account that Forshaw, 26, will sit out of the game to witness the birth of his child after Paul Heckingbottom’s team news baffled fans ahead of the Championship fixture at Elland Road.
Adam Forshaw’s wife is expecting a baby ???? so it explains his absence. #lufc
— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) February 24, 2018
Forshaw has been in stunning form for Leeds since signing from Middlesbrough in the January transfer window.
He was influential in the 2-2 draw against Bristol City last week and was also among the best performers in the four-goal stalemate against Derby at Pride Park on Wednesday.
The midfielder has made five appearances since signing for the Whites.
Heckingbottom rung the changes in his team, that was confirmed on Leeds’ official Twitter account prior to kick-off.
Eunan O’Kane and Kalvin Phillips were back in the starting line-up in place of Forshaw and Ronaldo Vieira while Laurens De Bock, Kemar Roofe and Pablo Hernandez were all absent after starting against Derby earlier this week.
Wiedwald, Berardi, Cooper (c), Jansson, Anita, Phillips, O'Kane, Alioski, Saiz, Dallas, Lasogga pic.twitter.com/qKZi4Rtk70
— Leeds United (@LUFC) February 24, 2018
Leeds are without a win in 2018 and without a win since Heckingbottom took charge after Thomas Christiansen was sacked a few weeks ago.
Two draws in their last two outings though has shown signs that Heckingbottom has stopped the rot, so a win on Saturday would be massive for the Whites.
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