Leeds United striker Caleb Ekuban says there is even more to come from his Whites teammate Samuel Saiz this season.

Both players arrived at Elland Road this summer, but have enjoyed contrasting starts to their Leeds careers.

Ekuban has missed much of the season so far with a foot injury, while Saiz has been the standout player for Thomas Christiansen’s side this season.

The 26-year-old midfielder, who joined on a four-year contract from Spanish side Huesca, has scored nine goals and delivered four assists in 19 appearances in all competitions this season.

The fact he can get even better will be a frightening prospect for anyone set to play Leeds.

He scored his fifth Championship goal of the campaign in a convincing 2-0 win over Yorkshire rivals Barnsley on Saturday lunchtime to make it two wins out of three in what was expected to be a difficult week for the club.

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His teammate Ekuban, who made his first start since mid-August in the league clash at Oakwell believes there is more to come from the Spaniard.

“He can be even better”, said Ekuban, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“He is really a good player. You can see he is the one that is keeping the job up front and I hope he can continue in this way.”

Leeds are currently eighth in the Championship table and face fellow play-off hopefuls Aston Villa in league action at Elland Road on Friday night.

The Whites are currently six points behind Steve Bruce’s side, who have won their last three matches.

In other Leeds United news, skipper Laim Cooper has delivered this message to Villa ahead of the Championship showdown.

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