Date: 22nd December 2017 at 12:30pm
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Eddie Gray has raved about the quality of Leeds United attacker Pawel Cibicki after his breakthrough into the first team and believes he has left the manager with a big selection headache.

The 23-year-old has been a fringe player for most of the season and has struggled since his summer move to Elland Road.

However, the forward has featured in the last two Championship matches for the Whites and supplied two assists in return.

Thomas Christiansen has turned to the Swede recently and he will hope to retain his place at the weekend for the home clash against Hull.

Leeds legend Gray feels that the manager will now be left with the tricky of decision of trying to slot creative playmaker Pablo Hernandez back into the starting XI, which could come at the expense of Cibicki.

“He (Cibicki) has impressed me. His work rate, he’s up and down the flank, he looks as if he has confidence in his ability,” Gray told LUTV.

“It will be interesting to see what Christiansen does this weekend with Pablo Hernandez back fit, he is a big player especially at home to unlock defences. When he is in the side (Samuel) Saiz can go look for gaps and holes between defenders.

Leeds are entering a busy fixture list over Christmas over three games in just seven days and that is likely to force the manager into a few rotations.

Cibicki will be keen to keep up his momentum with another start in the league against Hull, while there are also games against Burton and Birmingham on the horizon.

Meanwhile, 32-year-old attacking midfielder Hernandez will want to return to the starting XI after returning to full fitness and he has contribute well so far this campaign, scoring four goals and supplying five assists across all competitions.

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