'Should be nailed on' - Leeds fans demand midfielder is promoted after brilliant displays
By Richard Parks
Leeds United fans have called for Adam Forshaw to be handed the club captaincy in place of Liam Cooper.
The central midfielder has impressed since signing from Middlesbrough during the January transfer window for a fee rising to £4.5million.
Forshaw, 26, has started the team’s last five Championship fixtures and playing the full 90 minutes in each of them.
He delivered another polished display in Leeds’ 2-2 draw at Derby County on Tuesday night after being partnered with Ronaldo Vieira in central midfield.
Eunan O’Kane had been the former Boro man’s sidekick in the centre in the previous match, but he was omitted from the matchday 18 by manager Paul Heckingbottom.
Leeds fans have been blown away by the class, commitment and leadership skills and want him to take the captain’s armband from Cooper, who was made skipper at the start of the season following the sale of Liam Bridcutt to Nottingham Forest.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Having watched him for a few games I’d be entirely comfortable with Forshaw as captain. Shouts at those around him, picks up the ball when others won’t. Drives us forward. Demands more from those around him.
— I Hate Leeds (@ihatelufc) February 22, 2018
Cooper and wieldwald have been at fault for most errors need to get rid of both thought Pennington should have started last night forshaw should be captain next year.
— leeds utd fan 18 (@TheOneUtdLUFC) February 22, 2018
Screams an obvious choice, forshaw also. Think only reason why forshaw isn’t given it is cause he’s just arrived. My moneys on him next season.
— jd (@jackdudders) February 22, 2018
Forshaw has to be captain next season #lufc
— Armo ????☀️ #NH69 ???????? (@Jordan_Armo) February 22, 2018
Forshaw should be Captain all day long, he is streets ahead
— Samusaizwarrior (@SamusaizWarrior) February 22, 2018
Forshaw should be nailed on for #lufc captaincy. Leeds by example every game.
— Danny lund (@dannylund889011) February 22, 2018
— Ryan (@LeedsUtdRyan) February 22, 2018
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