Is THIS the secret behind Leeds United success? Forshaw has theory for form

Leeds sit second in the Championship – one point behind leaders Norwich – and are on a three-game winning run since their 4-1 drubbing at West Brom.

The former Middlesbrough midfielder says Marcelo Bielsa’s side were naive during their clash with the Baggies.

But Forshaw says the loss has actually helped them – because it has ensured they have come back a stronger side having been punished every time they lost possession.

“It may be a blessing in disguise,” he said. “It was a bit of a hammering on the scoreline and I don’t think the game had shown that really.

“Going into the next batch of games we really learned from it.

“We locked out well when we had possession and it wasn’t as open. We’ve shown a lot of maturity in the last three games.”

Leeds are nicely positioned in the promotion race going into today’s clash with QPR at Elland Road, but Forshaw refuses to look too far ahead.

The 27-year-old won promotion with Middlesbrough in 2016 and knows Leeds have a long way to go yet before they can start dreaming of a return to the Premier League.

“We haven’t got half the points we need to go up automatically,” said the former Everton trainee.

“The next six games are massive and we’re going into them with momentum.

“But we’re not even halfway yet. We’ve had a good third to the season, but we can still improve.”