Leeds fans urge Monk to axe international ace for clash against Fulham
By Alex Stevens
Leeds fans on Twitter have urged Garry Monk to take the drastic step of axing Pablo Hernandez for Tuesday’s Championship clash against Fulham.
The three-times Spain international struggled on Friday night even though the Yorkshire giants secured a 3-1 league triumph against Birmingham at St Andrews.
The playmaker, 31, has had an impressive debut campaign at Elland Road after joining last summer initially on a loan deal that was converted into a permanent transfer in January.
But many pundits and supporters believe Hernandez is less effective in away matches when Leeds do not have as much possession.
Fans of the promotion hopefuls are now calling on manager Monk to drop the Spaniard down to the bench for Tuesday’s league clash at Fulham and replace him with Kemar Roofe.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Team id play against Fulham
Ayling Bartley Jansson Berardi
Roofe Phillips Doukara
— Ryan Pinnick (@RPlufc93) March 6, 2017
— Tommy D (@tommy_lufc) March 6, 2017
#lufc think we might need a rest for Pablo and give roofe a start in the middle and see how he does will be bk where we belong WALLMOT
— John James Parkin (@johnparkin1390) March 5, 2017
— Olly Hubbard (@OllyHubbard14) March 5, 2017
Not the best performance ever last night but we got the 3 points. Hernandez poor again. For me we play better with Roofe at No.10 #lufc
— Sean Bugg (@Silver_Bugg) March 4, 2017
roofe pedraza and sacko behind wood on tuesday for me and maybe vieira in midfield gonna be a very very tough game that one #lufc
— topman65 (@baldyman1965) March 4, 2017
Hernandez has scored four goals and supplied an impressive eight assists in 25 Championship appearances this season.
Roofe has weighed in with three goals and five assists in 32 Championship matches, but has been used predominantly as a substitute in recent weeks.