Danny Mills has hailed the return of Pablo Hernandez to full fitness ahead of the Leeds United showdown against Leicester City tonight.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the ex-United defender claimed Hernandez is an “amazing asset” to Marcelo Bielsa.
The playmaker has recovered from the injury that ruled him out of three consecutive league matches and has got up to speed with run-outs as a substitute in the win over Aston Villa and the defeat to Wolves.
Mills is in no doubt about the calibre or influence of the 35-year-old even though he has only started one of Leeds’ six Premier League matches this season.
The seventh will be against Leicester City at Elland Road tonight, although Hernandez may be on the bench again.
Bielsa revealed at his media conference last Friday that Hernandez is fully fit.
“It is great to see him coming back to full fitness,” Mills told Football Insider. “He is that player that can provide something a little bit different, that spark if the game is tight with 20 minutes to go.
“I do not think he will start too many games this season with Rodrigo coming in but he is an amazing asset to have available from the bench.”
Hernandez has played some of the best football of his career in recent seasons and was integral to Leeds securing promotion last season.
In 161 matches for United, the former Spain international has scored 36 goals as well as supplied 39 assists.