Danny Mills has encouraged Leeds United midfielder Adam Forshaw to leave the club on loan in January.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Whites and England defender insisted the 29-year-old will be eager to play football again and will not be “hugely concerned” who that is for.

Football Insider revealed last week the Yorkshire giants have given the green light for Forshaw to leave on loan next month with the Championship his likely destination.

The midfielder has not featured for Marcelo Bielsa’s side since August 2019 and has been suffering from a hip injury for the last 16 months.

It is hoped a temporary move will allow him to return to full fitness and regain confidence in his body.

“I’ve been there myself,” Mills told Football Insider. “It’s hard when you come back from long-term injuries. All you can do is play.

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“You have to understand that the club, it’s not moved on, but new players have come in and are ahead of you in those situations so you just have to accept what it is.

“You just want to play football at that stage and you’re not hugely concerned where that is or who it’s for, who it’s against, you just want to play.

“If he’s got the opportunity to go and play some football then I recommend that he takes it.”

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Forshaw played 30 times in Bielsa’s first season in charge of Leeds and the Argentine is a big admirer of Leeds’ number four.

He revealed in February that it would cost a lot of money to replace the former Middlesborough player.

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