Michael Brown admits that his heart bleeds for Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw after his season was ended by injury.

The former Leeds and Manchester City midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes the Elland Road ace will be watching on in disappointment as his teammates push for promotion back to the Premier League.

Leeds have confirmed that the 28-year-old would be missing for the rest of the campaign after undergoing surgery on a hip problem which had plagued him all season.

Brown says that it will take Forshaw some time to recover mentally as well as physically, insisting he would want to be part of the club’s push for a top-two spot.

Asked how disappointing a blow it was for Leeds, Brown told Football Insider: “I think first and foremost it’s for the player. When you’re in a successful side and you’re going for promotion and you can’t do it, you’re missing with a serious injury, I feel sorry for him.

“You have to mentally get yourself right and you’re looking at your teammates and your squad thinking how great it’s doing and how they’re top of the league. He’ll be sad not to be involved and to contribute to improve his game.

“Really disappointing but it’s one of those.” 

Forshaw only managed to play seven times this season before succumbing to his injury problems.

The last of his 52 appearances for the club came back in September, the club remaining quiet over his status prior to the official update.

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