Forssell content with chances

Leeds striker unfazed by lack of match action at Elland Road

Mikael Forssell: Has found first team chances limited at Leeds United since signing in the summer

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Striker Mikael Forssell has accepted that he does not belong in Leeds United's starting line-up at the moment.

The Finland international is yet to start or score for the Whites but has made a contribution from the bench this season.

He is being kept out of Simon Grayson's side by in-form forward Ross McCormack, who has bagged ten goals already this term.

Andy Keogh, who scored against Peterborough on Saturday, is also being favoured in a starting position due to attributes other than goalscoring.

Forssell signed for the Elland Road outfit after spending time with German Bundesliga side Hannover.

But the former Chelsea striker is happy to bide his time and wait for a call-up to the starting XI.

Situation is very clear

He told the Yorkshire Evening Post: "As a striker, you want to play and score goals. But the situation is very clear - the team have done well and we have two strikers in form. I accept it's very difficult to change that.

"If there's a slump then I'm sure the manager trusts me enough to give me a go but for a team to go forward, you want to win games.

"That's what we're doing. I have to wait for my turn and at the same time respect the strikers who are currently playing.

"Sometimes a chance comes when you expect it least and I know this division. I played in it with Crystal Palace when I was younger and for a striker it's all about putting your body in there and, when you get the chance, putting the ball in the net.

"I believe I can do that. It was disappointing not to be on the bench against Peterborough but what happened was fantastic."