Leeds United fans were left reacting to the news on Twitter that Pablo Hernandez would be turning out for the club’s developmental side on Friday.
Is Marcelo Bielsa capable of taking Leeds United up?
| The #LUFC U23s head to Birmingham today, and Carlos Corberan has named Pablo Hernandez in his Starting XI, with Tyler Roberts and Jordan Stevens on the bench
— Leeds United (@LUFC) October 18, 2019
The Whites, themselves, have a crucial Championship encounter against Birmingham City at Elland Road, in a game that many appear to want the Spaniard to be a part of.
Of course, it is not difficult to understand why as the attacker has managed to score 29 goals and provide a further 32 assists in his 130 appearances to date for the club (TransferMarkt), having added a further eight outings to his total for his season (with two goals and two assists as well).
Recent speculation has linked Hernandez with potentially being offered a new deal in the near future (per Football Insider).
The veteran Spaniard has been out on the sidelines with a muscular problem, but it appears he is on the verge of making a return to Marcelo Bielsa’s first-team, although he had to get through the developmental side’s match against Birmingham on Friday.
Despite it being a normal process for the Argentine to make his players play for the Under-23s once returning from injury, fans were not particularly impressed with the decision on Twitter.
Here are just some of their reactions…
If only Pablo was U23!
— Austin (@AustinLDN86) October 18, 2019
The mind boggles
— Joe Atherton (@joetmatherton) October 18, 2019
Why on earth would you risk Pablo getting injured in a meaningless game, a day before a big match. The mind boggles. Are we seriously trying to throw this chance of promotion this season?
— Nige Co (@NigeCo2) October 18, 2019
Pablo not starting tomorrow then, sub most likely
— Richard Box (@richardboxy) October 18, 2019
Thought Pablo was fit for 1st team tomorrow
— Russ (@russcausier) October 18, 2019
Sure he just said he was playing tomorrow??
— Danny Cullen (@Dannycullen1994) October 18, 2019
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