Phil Hay: Leeds United set for major player boost against Wolves

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Pablo Hernandez could be set to return to action for Leeds United when they host Wolves at Elland Road on Monday night, The Athletic’s Phil Hay has revealed.

The Spaniard has been sidelined for several weeks now through injury, but it seems he could now be set to hand Marcelo Bielsa’s side a welcome boost, as they prepare to get back to business after the October international break.

It has been a frustrating start to the for Hernandez following Leeds return to the Premier League.

The 35-year-old was substituted just past the hour mark of the opening day clash with Liverpool, and injury suffered in the warm up ahead of the win over Fulham the following week has kept him out of the Whites’ subsequent three games.

However, it now seems as though Hernandez could be close to making his long-awaited return for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, ahead of that clash with Wolves at the start of next week.

Providing an update on the situation with Hernandez’ fitness for The Athletic, Hay revealed that the attacking midfielder is now back in training with the Whites, and has a good chance of featuring against Wolves on Monday evening.

This will be a big boost for Leeds.

We haven’t really had the chance to see the best of Hernandez yet this season, and this clash against Wolves, who are the sort of team Leeds could be battling with in mid-table this season, could be the perfect moment for him to make his return.

Admittedly, it is worth noting that Bielsa may be cautious about rushing Hernandez back too soon, as they are not going to want to aggravate this injury and put him back on the sidelines for even longer.

Even so, you feel Hernandez himself will be pleased to be back in the fold, as this is not a season where anyone is going to want to become a forgotten man for the club due to enforced absences, least of all someone who has had such an impact for Leeds over recent years, such as Hernandez.

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