By Paddy Kenny

4th Dec, 2021 | 9:00am

Forshaw 'isn't going anywhere soon' after 'remarkable' Leeds claim - pundit

Paddy Kenny has hailed Adam Forshaw’s return to fitness as a “massive boost” for Leeds United.

The former Leeds United stopper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, is backing the midfielder to remian in the first-team for the forseeable future.

Forshaw, 30, has started Leeds’ last four Premier League games after making a long-awaited return from injury.

The former Middlesbrough midfielder was out for nearly two years with a hip problem.

As quoted by Phil Hay after Tuesday’s (30 November) win over Crystal Palace, Marcelo Bielsa singled out Forshaw for praise and revealed he did not expect his performance levels to be so high after returning from injury.

Kenny can’t understand how Forshaw has motivated himself to return after such a long spell on the sidelines.

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“It’s been such a frustrating time for him,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“But, as he’s proved, he is still a very good player. He’s come back in and done well.

“Being out injured for six or eight weeks is absolutely horrible. Being out for two years in unimaginable.

“Wow, I have no idea how he kept himself going through all of that, it’s just remarkable.

“It’s also a massive boost for Bielsa. Leeds have been slammed with injuries this year.

“So Forshaw has had the chance to come back and I don’t think he’s going anywhere soon.

“I’m delighted for him and I just hope he can carry on improving.”

Forshaw has made a total of nine appearances across all competitions since returning from injury.

Leeds are next in action against Brentford on Sunday (5 December).

In other news, Kieran Maguire claims Leeds United have been hit with transfer ‘setback’ after reveal.