Leeds United manager Marcelo Bielsa

One senior Leeds United star set to be absent when full training resumes is Adam Forshaw, Football Insider understands.

The central midfielder, 28, has made just one substitute appearance since last August due to a hip injury that required surgery in the United States in February.

A Leeds source told Football Insider that Marcelo Bielsa does not expect to be able to call upon Forshaw if and when the season resumes in the second half of next month.

Forshaw is still rehabilitating from injury and is said to be some way from being able to compete in full training.

Leeds can officially return to training on Monday following the first round of coronavirus tests in the last 48 hours.

“The EFL confirmed results are “unlikely to be available until Sunday 24 May”.

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United’s stars have been training individually, including at their Thorp Arch headquarters, in recent weeks and are now primed for the next stage.

Phase one of the return to training features small groups training with social distancing maintained.

The absence of Forshaw is something Bielsa has had to get used to as the midfielder has missed almost the entire season due to complications arising from his hip problem.

His unavailability has been sorely felt at times as his calm distribution and ability to dictate the rhythm of matches helps Leeds dominate games and wear opponents down.

The midfielder has made just 52 appearances for United since signing in January 2018, mainly due to a regular stream of serious injuries.

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