Marcelo Bielsa has refused to say whether or not Pablo Hernandez will be available for Leeds United’s fixture against Millwall on Saturday.
The Spaniard missed the Whites 1-0 defeat against Charlton Athletic at the weekend with a muscle injury, and will miss their midweek fixture against league leaders West Brom at Elland Road.
However, his availability for their fixture at The Den on Saturday remains up in the air as Bielsa could not confirm whether the former Swansea City man would be fit.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of the game against West Brom, Bielsa said: “He [Hernandez] is finishing his recovery. I can’t say he will be available for Millwall, we will have to wait and see.”
Hernandez hasn’t made the best start to the 2019/20 season, and has scored no goals and created just one assist in his last six Championship appearances for Leeds.
However, his absence is certainly a big one and they did miss his ingenuity and composure as they were beaten at the Valley last time out.
He remains an important member of the squad and you have to think that his best form will come sooner rather than later. After all, this is a player who scored 12 goals and racked up 12 assists last season and is arguably the best and most creative midfielder player in the league when he is on top form.
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