Date: 20th February 2018 at 5:31pm
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Paul Heckingbottom has said that Leeds’ star attacker Samu Saiz can get even better as he prepares to come back after a six-game suspension for spitting.

The ban came after the FA Cup game against Newport and his side have been on a terrible run ever since, losing four and drawing two games while he’s had to watch from the sidelines.

Asked what he made of Saiz, Heckingbottom joked that he’d like to see him on the pitch first.

Talking to the BBC ahead of Saiz’s potential comeback game against Derby County, Heckingbottom said, “I want to see him on the pitch, I’ve only seen him on the training ground.

“When we played against him before he was one of the standout players and I know he can improve. I know he can get better.”

Saiz enjoyed a brilliant start to his Leeds career after a summer move from Huesca for around £3.2million.

He scored nine goals and added five assists in 25 appearances this season but let his side down at a crucial point in the season when he was banned for spitting.

Fans will be hoping to see him back in action on Wednesday but Heckingbottom has warned that it will take him time to get back up to speed after his prolonged absence.

Unfortunately, time is something that Leeds don’t have on their side at the moment, sitting in 11th spot and eight points off the play-off places.

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