Forshaw ignores significant aspect of Leeds' Bristol City clash in pre-match verdict
Leeds United’s Adam Forshaw has ignored the significance that Sunday’s clash against Bristol City could have in the play off spot by insisting the club want three points no matter who they play.
The Whites take on the Robins at Elland Road looking to get their bid for a top six finish back on track after a disappointing run of form.
The fans have seen their side fail to pick up victory in any of their last eight matches across all competitions, a winless streak which stretches back to Boxing Day and ultimately ended Thomas Christiansen’s spell as manager.
Their run has seen the club fall away from the play off spots after being in and around the top six, and currently sit 11th in the Championship table, eight points off sixth, which just happens to be occupied by Sunday’s opponents.
However Forshaw insists the fact that Leeds could dent their rivals’ own hopes while clawing their way back into contention is not something he is considering, and that he just wants to pick up victory over anyone who stands in their way.
He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: “We can only take each game as it comes.
“Regardless of the opposition, we will want to be putting in a performance and get some points.
“We will be working hard this week and we are looking forward to it.”
The midfielder, a January signing from Middlesbrough, has established himself as a first team regular since arriving at Elland Road, and has played every minute of the club’s last three matches, two of which have ended in defeat.
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