Mills fears the worst for Forshaw as Leeds pictures emerge
Danny Mills has insisted Adam Forshaw still has a long way to go before he returns to full fitness after he was pictured in Leeds United pre-season training.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Whites and England defender admitted he hoped this was the summer Forshaw could finally return to Marcelo Bielsa’s side.
The midfielder last featured for Bielsa’s senior side back in August 2019 and has struggled with a hip injury ever since.
He played for Mark Jackson’s Under-23s side in April as they clinched the Premier League 2 Division 2 title.
However, the 28-year-old was not included in their final two games of the season.
Forshaw has now been spotted in pre-season training with the senior squad in pictures posted to the club’s website on 24 July.
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Asked if this could be the season Forshaw could feature for the first-team after the latest images, Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “It would be great if it was.
“It’s never easy because when you’ve had lengthy injuries it’s easier to slip back and something may crop up. That’s the problem that you have.
“That’s always the difficulty. You’re never quite sure if you’re going to break down again.
“He’s been through a lot. What you think is OK on the training pitch when you push it that little bit further, that extra 10 per cent, that’s often where you find about true fitness or not.
“You can only really find that out in games when you really have to test yourself.”
Forshaw has played 52 times across all competitions for the Yorkshire giants.
He has 12 months left to run on his Elland Road contract.