Leeds news: Whelan favours Saiz start over Hernandez against Fulham

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15th Aug, 2017 | 12:38pm

Noel Whelan believes Leeds should omit attacker in Tuesday clash v Fulham

By Harvey Byrne

Former striker and BBC Radio Leeds pundit Noel Whelan believes attacker Pablo Hernandez should be omitted from the team that will line-up against Fulham on Tuesday evening.

The Yorkshire giants are preparing for their third clash at Elland Road in seven days against a Cottagers side who beat them to a play-off spot in the last campaign.

Thomas Christiansen’s side are coming off the back of a 0-0 draw against Preston on the weekend, which saw Hernandez start in the attacking midfield position, while Samu Saiz was restricted to a 29 minute cameo after coming on for Kemar Roofe.

Many, however felt that Hernandez could have contributed more on Saturday and when asked who he would start out of the two Spaniards Whelan picked Saiz via his personal Twitter account.

Hernandez joined Leeds on an initial loan deal last summer from Qatari outfit Al-Arabi before signing permanently in January after impressing in his opening months at the club.

In his opening two appearances of the new campaign, which have both seen him complete the full 90 minutes against Bolton and Preston he has returned one assist.

However, many are now keen to see what Saiz can bring to the table after his stunning hat-trick in the last campaign.

In other Leeds news, Whites fans have urged Christiansen to start summer signing against Fulham.

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