Following yet another defeat for Leeds United at Elland Road on Wednesday night in the Championship, Adam Forshaw has urged his teammates to do better and prove they are worthy of the shirt.
The former Everton midfielder has been one of only a few consistent performers for the Whites in a campaign that despite starting brightly has gone downhill with speed.
Accumulating in the sacking of Thomas Christiansen in February, things have seemingly gotten no better under Paul Heckingbottom in terms of results.
The latest, against Wolves on Wednesday night, was by and large a complete no-show from the players, who offered little going forward and rolled over for the league’s table-toppers.
All apart from Forshaw, who at least made some attempt to put on a fight in the centre of the park.
Reflecting after the game the midfielder said, as quoted on Leeds United official Twitter page: “We are playing for #LUFC and we really need to step up and be counted and prove that we deserve to be here.”
💬 | “We are playing for #LUFC and we really need to step up and be counted and prove that we deserve to be here” Adam Forshaw gives his thoughts after last night’s game
— Leeds United (@LUFC) March 8, 2018
And it was these words which were jumped upon by the Whites faithful who sang the player’s praises and urged the club to make the Liverpudlian born ace the captain.
Here is a selection of Twitter responses to the player:
From one of the few who is trying to step up we salute you 👌
— Tim Quick (@TimQuick16) March 8, 2018
Has to be captain!
— Lee Thompson (@lufcThommo) March 8, 2018
Can't see anyone else putting up their hand.
— L33D5 UN1T3D (@LeeTate764) March 8, 2018
One of only a few good enough to wear that shirt!!
— lufc (@leedslad980) March 8, 2018
Captain 👩✈️ captain 👩✈️
— Andrew Taylor (@TaylorT29014035) March 8, 2018
Adam forshaw for captain
— carlos lufc (@CarlUdakis) March 8, 2018
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