By Dominic Toner
Pablo Hernandez played the full 90 minutes for Leeds on Saturday – and the club’s supporters were critical of his performance on Twitter.
The Whites were beaten 1-0 away at Derby in the Championship meeting, with Johnny Russell scoring the decisive goal in the 56th minute.
Garry Monk’s side had won five of their last six games before the match, but failed to convert their chances in front of goal.
The result leaves the Yorkshire club 13th in the table and four points adrift of the play-off places.
Leeds fans voiced their anger towards attacking midfielder Hernandez as he failed to influence the game.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
As much as Hernandez was all over the place and a constant threat…he gave it away far too cheaply on numerous occasions #LUFC
— NEIL D 🌹 (@NeilDonohoe) October 15, 2016
Hernandez plays some lazy balls does he think he's too good for this league or what, apart from that don't think we deserved to lose #lufc
— Chris Carney (@chris_carney3) October 15, 2016
O Kane was excellent. Not sure on the rest of our midfield bar Mowatt who did better 2nd half. Hernandez tried too many killer balls #lufc
— Irish_Leeds 💙💛 (@Irish_Leeds) October 15, 2016
Does Hernandez understand the concept of playing an easy ball ? FFS #lufc
— Gary Keast (@garykeast70) October 15, 2016
We can't keep hold of possession today, Wood and Hernandez been average #lufc
— Tom Raynor (@TOMLUFC1995) October 15, 2016
Hernandez a passenger again #lufc
— Chris Stevenson (@00hoff) October 15, 2016
Hernandez moved to Elland Road in the summer on a six-month loan from Qatar club Al-Arabi, with a view to a permanent deal.
The 31-year-old has featured regularly for Leeds since his arrival and has made 12 appearances to date, scoring two goals and supplying one assist.
Monk previously worked with Hernandez at Swansea and decide to make him a Leeds player in the summer.
The Spaniard has been used in the number 10 role behind the striker, instead of being deployed as a winger.
His most prolific spell came with Spanish side Valencia and he scored 25 goals in 157 appearances.
In other Leeds team news, Pontus Jansson has delivered a strong message ahead of the match against Wigan.