Noel Whelan has tipped Pablo Hernandez to start on the bench for Leeds United against Wolves after Marcelo Bielsa delivered a positive fitness update.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Leeds striker believes the Spanish playmaker will be forced to bide his time after Rodrigo’s goal-scoring display against Manchester City last time out.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post, Bielsa confirmed that Hernandez is back available for selection after he missed the last two games with a groin injury.
Rodrigo and Tyler Roberts have both filled in as an attacking midfielder in the veteran star’s absence.
However, Whelan believes that fan favourite Hernandez will start Monday night’s game among the substitutes where he can make an impact in the second half of the match.
Asked if he thought the Spaniard would step straight back into the starting XI, Whelan told Football Insider: “That’s the million-dollar question, isn’t it? I think I go by Marcelo Biels and what he’s done recently and in the past and I don’t think he’ll start him.