LEEDS UNITED will be without Pablo Hernandez in the run up to Christmas with the playmaker facing another two or three weeks out with a hamstring injury.
Hernandez suffered the injury towards the closing stages of United’s 3-2 victory at Norwich City earlier this month and missed last Sunday’s home clash with Newcastle United as a result.
And speaking ahead of Saturday’s Championship trip to Rotherham United, Whites head coach Garry Monk revealed that Hernandez will definitely miss United’s next series of games with the number 10 needing another two or three weeks on the sidelines.
Monk said: “We are the same as we were before the Newcastle game in terms of that and with Pablo we looking at maybe two or three more weeks having had a closer look at him.
“That’s obviously disappointing as Pablo has been performing really well for us but that’s football and we have to get on with it.
“I trust all of my players and I think it’s been clear in all of the games that we have had that whoever is called upon are ready to play and they understand their roles they have to play in the team.
“All of the players will be used – they have been used so far – and it will remain the same for the rest of the season.”