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Paul Robinson has said that if Pablo Hernandez isn’t injured there’s a real issue at the club. 

Hernandez hasn’t played since reacting petulantly to getting taken off in the game against Leicester. 

Bielsa admitted that he dropped him when fit from the squad to face Crystal Palace ahead of the international break and Hernandez apologised on his Instagram account.

However, since the international break, Bielsa has said that he’s been injured and he hasn’t featured in a matchday squad since.

Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “If it’s not an injury it’s worrying.

“We were told he was left out of the squad before the international break because of disciplinary reasons.

“But the manager dealt with it, Hernandez apologised so you think it’s all water under the bridge.

“We’ll see. Whenever he’s brought back into the squad… there will be a real issue if there’s no injury, let’s put it that way.

“Talking hypothetically, if it’s dragged on this long and he’s not injured then there would be a big issue.

“You just hope the truth’s coming out that he’s injured and that he will be ready for the next game.

“You know what you’re getting with Pablo, you know he’s going to get injuries, you know he’s not going to play all the games.

“It’s about man managing players. A player of his age and his quality you kind of accept that. He’s of an age where he’s nearing the end of his career but he’s still got bundles of ability.”

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With Hernandez out, either Gjanni Alioski or Rodrigo will get the nod to start against Everton on Saturday.

Alioski would play at left-back while Stuart Dallas would move up into midfield.

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