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Forshaw: Adam John (Adam)

2018-Current (Leeds Player Details)(Player Details)


Born: Liverpool: 08-10-1991

Debut v Hull City (a): 30-01-2018

58 1/2 11st 3lb (2018)

Liverpool born, he joined the Everton Academy when he was seven. He became a first year scholar before the 2008-09 season and soon became a regular in the under-eighteen team. His 2008-09 was injury-hit but he still made his reserve team (Under Twenty-One) debut on 29th March 2009 in a 2-0 win against Wigan Athletic at the Halton Stadium, Widnes and played a full ninety minutes and provided the free-kick from which Everton took the lead in the eighteenth minute. He was a sixty-eighth minute replacement for James Vaughan in the subsequent 0-0 draw at Sunderland and after being an unused substitute in the next game against Manchester United at Altrincham, he was a half-time replacement for Jack Rodwell in the final game of the season at Manchester City. He became a regular for the Reserves in 2009-10 and scored his first and only goal for them that season in a 1-4 defeat at Manchester City when he reduced the deficit to 1-2 as he provided the one bright spot of the night when he neatly fired past Gunnar Nielsen from ten yards out in the twenty-eighth minute in a game they lost 1-4 on 1st September 2009. It was to be his only goal in a season that he led the appearances with sixteen starts and one from the bench in the twenty games played. He did make the first team when David Moyes showed faith in him and gave him a full game in a 0-1 home defeat in a Europa League game on 17th December 2009 by Belarisian side FC BATE Borisov, and was twice an unused substitute, once in the F.A. Cup in a 3-1 home win over Carlisle United on 2nd January 2010 and once in the EPL in the 2-0 home win over Manchester City on 16th October 2010. He made his EPL debut as an eighty-second minute substitute for Diniyar Bilyaletdinov on 9th April 2011 in a 3-0 win at Wolverhampton Wanderers and was three times an unused substitute in the home games against, in a 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on 2nd April 2011, 2-0 win over Blackburn Rovers on 16th April and 1-0 win over Chelsea on 22nd May 2011. In the Reserves, he scored the opening goal in the seventeenth minute, when he picked up possession twenty-five yards out and curled a stunning strike past Martin Hansen, in a 2-2 draw away to Liverpool on 24th March 2011 and the scored the second goal, just past the half-hour mark, in a 2-1 home win over Blackpool on 20th April 2011 in a season that he started ten and came on as a substitute of the eighteen games played in addition to being twice an unused substitute. He signed a one year contract extension at the end of the season in June 2011. He was again a Reserve team regular in the 2011-12 season winning the Reserve team "Player of the Year" award and starting twelve and coming on once as a substitute in a twenty-two game season. He also scored once, getting the final goal in a 4-0 away win at Newcastle United on 22nd November 2011. He twice made the bench with the first team. On 31st January 2012 in the EPL in a 1-0 home over Manchester City and on 18th February 2012 in the F.A. Cup in a 2-0 home win against Blackpool. On 24th February 2012 he went on a one month youth loan to League One side Brentford which was later extended for the rest of the season. He made his debut as a sixty-ninth minute substitute for Sam Saunders in a 0-0 draw at Scunthorpe United on the next day. Forshaw made his starting debut at Yeovil Town in a 1-2 defeat on 3rd March 2012 and then added five more starts before returning to Goodison after suffering a broken jaw in the twenty-fourth minute of a 20 win home win over Rochdale on 24th March 2012. He was not offered a new contract and was released on 7th May 2012. Brentford signed him on a three contract for an undisclosed fee on 22nd May 2012. He made his debut as a Brentford player on 18th August 2012 in a 0-0 draw at Bury. Brentford finished third in League One with seventy-nine points, five behind Champions Doncaster Rovers. As luck would have it the two clubs met in the final match of the League season at Griffin Park on 27th April 2013. Forshaw was left out of the starting eleven and came on in the sixty-fourth minute in the place of Shaleum Logan. In time added Brentford were given a penalty by referee Michael Oliver for a foul on Clayton Donaldson. Fulham loanee striker Marcello Trotta grabbed the ball from Manager Uwe Rosler's designated penalty taker, captain Kevin O'Connor. His spot-kick rattled the bar and after a penalty area scramble the ball was booted upfield to Doncaster Rovers' ex-Leeds striker, Billy Paynter, who was in the clear and had a long run and just goalkeeper Simon Moore. He drew the keeper and squared it to James Coppinger who put the ball in the net after six minutes of stoppage time. It made Doncaster champions and stopped automatic promotion for the Bees. He played all three play-off games and scored the pressure penaty in the shoot-out in the 8-7 victory over Swindon Town to take Brentford to the play-off final with Yeovil Town on 19th May 2013 at Wembley which they lost 1-2 and so failed to get promotion and were confined to another season in League One. He had started thirty-seven come on in six more as a substitute and been on the bench unused once, in the forty-six League One games played. He also started all three play-off games, started all six F.A. Cup ties and came on as a substitute with twenty-seven minutes to go on 11th August 2012 in the 0-1 defeat by Walsall in the only League Cup game. He scored his first League goal in the seventeenth minute on 22nd September 2012 in a 1-0 home win over Oldham Athletic. His second goal came in the 2-1 win at Notts County when he equalised in the 36th minute, while his third in a 3-1 win at Colchester United on Boxing Day 2012 when he scored the second goal in the twelfth minute to give Brentford a two goal lead. He also received his first red card. On 26th February 2013 in a 2-1 win at Crawley Town he received a yellow in the fifth minute and so when he received a second one in the fifty-ninth minute he was dismissed. He signed a new three year contract with the Bees on 27th June 2013. The 2013-14 season saw Brentford and Forshaw achieve everything they had failes to do in 2012-13, as they finished runners-up to Wolverhampton Wanderers, who they trailed by nine points, but still had eight points more than third placed Leyton Orient as they gained automatic promotion to the Football League Championship. He started the first twenty-four matches before picking up a calf injury, which saw him miss four games, before coming on as a substitute and then missing another, there were then two more games as a seventy-fifth minute substitute interspersed between eleven more starts, the last of which was at Swindon Town on 12th April 2014 when he received a yellow card in the sixty-fourth minute followed by another two minutes later which saw him sent off which resulted in him receiving a one match suspension. He then made one more start before missing the final two games to undergo surgery to rectify a long standing ankle injury. He started thirty-six, came on as a substitute three times, missed one by suspension and six by injury of the forty-six League games and also started the only F.A. Cup tie in the 1-2 defeat at Carlisle United in the second round on 7th December 2013. He was also prolific in finding the net, scoring eight for the season. He opened his account when he opened the scoring in the thirty-fifth minute of the second game of the season in a 3-1 home win over Sheffield United on 10th August 2013. His second came in the seventh game of the season with the fourth goal on the final minute fron the penalty spot in a 4-3 win at Tranmere Rovers on 14th September 2013. His third was from the spot again, in the fifth minute and the only goal in an away win at Crawley Town on 2nd November 2013. He followed this, in their next game, a fortnight later, with the second goal, one minute after half time, in a 5-0 home win over Crewe Alexandra. There was another from the spot, his third from the spot, when he netted his fifth goal, the opener in the twenty-third minute of a 3-0 away win at Deepdale against Preston North End. On 1st January 2014, he opened the scoring from the spot in the sixteenth minute of a 3-1 win at Peterborough United. His seventh was in a 3-1 away win at Crewe Alexandra, when he gave the Bees a 3-0 lead in the sixty-first minute. on 15th February 2014. His eighth and fourth from the penalty spot came when he opened the scoring from the spot in a 3-1 home win over Notts County on 5th April 2014. In an extra-ordinary season, he was duly rewarded by being named as the 2014 League One Player of the Year on 16th March 2014. He was also named in the League One PFA Team of the Year and in the League One Team of the Year. Uwe Rosler was well-aware of Forshaw's abilities from his time at Griffin Park, and now as the Manager of Wigan Athletic he was trying to lure him away from Brentford as cheap as possible. Forshaw still had two seasons left to run on his contract. After missing the Bees' first pre-season friendly in July 2014, Brentford's current Manager, Mark Warburton, did not take the chance to rush him back prematurely nor encourage further bids from Rosler and it was not until his hamstring had healed that he returned to training. On 25th August 2014, Wigan met the Brentford valuation of their star player and negotiations began. On 1st September 2014 Forshaw agreed a four year contract and the clubs agreed a fee in the vacinity of 2.5 million. Since signing on a permanent contract at Griffin Park, he had scored eleven goals and started seventy-three, come off the bench in nine League fixtures, he had also started seven games in the F.A. Cup, made one substitute appearance in the League Cup and three stats in the League One Play-offs. It was not a happy time at Wigan Athletic, neither for Uwe Rosler nor Forshaw. As Rosler was dismissed in November 2014 and Forshaw only lasted a couple of months longer. His debut came on 13th September 2014 at Blackburn Rovers, when he came on as an eightieth minute substitute for Emyr Huws in a 1-3 away defeat. On 22nd September 2014 he started in a 1-2 home defeat by Ipswich Town and played the full ninety minutes. His first and only goal for the Latics came on 1st November 2014 in a 3-3 draw at the DW Stadium with Fulham when he opened the score from the penalty spot in the ninth minute.He started thirteen games, of which he completed the full game eight times, he came off the bench on three occasions and was an unused substitute six times. He also played a full game in the F.A. Cup. After being increasingly unused by new Manager Malky MacKay it came as little surprise that he joined Middlesbrough on 28th January 2015 on a three and a half year contract for a fee believed to be in the 2 million region. He made his debut as a sixty-eighth minute replacement for Albert Adomah at Griffin Park, home of former club Brentford, on 31st January 2015 as Boro won 1-0. His run-on debut came in a 2-1 away win over Blackpool on 10th February 2015 and it was not until 1st March 2016 before he found the net in the first minute of injury time in a 1-2 defeat at Blackburn Rovers. In what remained of the 201415 season, he made twenty appearances and experienced another play-off final defeat, when he looked on as an unused substitute as Boro were beaten 20 by Norwich City. He started six in the League, completing a full game in four, while coming off the bench in twelve more and remaining unused once, while in the play-offs he twice had a few minutes as a substitute and remained unused in the final. Boro went one better in 2015-16 as they sealed automatic promotion to the EPL by finishing runners-up. He could never command a regular place for any great length of time, such was the competition for places, but in the League he started nine, was a substitute in twenty and was unused on the bench twelve times. He scored twice, the second being the winner in a 2-1 home win over Reading on 12th April 2016 when he netted four minutes into injury time after replacing Grant Leadbitter after fifty-nine minutes. In the F.A. Cup he played a full game in Boro' Third Round exit to Burnley. He also played a large part in Boro reaching the quarter-finals of the League cup with full games in each of his three starts and a full second half in his substitute appearance. Boro were just no good enough to maintain their EPL status, and while Forshaw did establish himself as a regular he was unable to stem the tide. He started the season by signing a new contract for four years in August 2016 and then completed twenty-one of the thirty games in which he started and was involved in every League game as he came on as a substitute in four and was unused on the bench in the other four. He also came on as a substitute in one League Cup tie. After falling out of favour at the Riverside in the 2017-18 season he made the move to Leeds United on 18th January 2018 in a move that cost Leeds 4.5 million and Forshaw was given a four and a half year contract. He rounded off his Boro career with five starts in the League, which yielded just two full games, six games from the bench and four more where he sat unused on the bench. He also sat unused on the bench once in the F.A. Cup and started three League Cup ties and completed each one. In total he scored twice in the League, starting on fifty occasions and coming off the bench forty-two times. He started one F.A. Cup tie, six League Cup ties and was a substitute twice and made two substitute appearances in the Championship promotion play-offs. He made his Leeds debut in a 0-0 draw at Hull City on 30th January 2018 and went on to start nine League games of which he completed eight and also came on three times as a substitute, in his first season.

League 9/30
F.A. Cup 0/00
League Cup 0/00

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