By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

19th May, 2021 | 5:31pm

'Strange' – Pundit baffled over mysterious absence of one Leeds United player

We’re delighted to welcome former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson as our exclusive columnist. Each week he’ll be giving his views on the biggest talking points at Leeds United 

Paul Robinson has said that the absence of Pablo Hernandez in the Leeds United side this season is a “strange one” and he hopes that the playmaker hasn’t played his last for the club.

Hernandez has only played a total of 15 minutes in the last 11 games and has only made two starts all season.

Robinson believes the player has run out of starts under Bielsa but that he can still make an impact at the club on and off the pitch.

Talking exclusively to MOT Leeds News Robinson said, “His lack of playing time under Bielsa this season is a strange one.

“I thought he would have played more than he has done this season.

“Has he played his last game for the club? I hope not. I still think he can have an impact coming off the bench but I don’t know if that’s a role that would interest him.

“I think there is a role at Leeds for him if he wants it but I think his starts have come to an end.

“I wouldn’t say he’s played his last game for the club, though, I’d like to see him here next season.

“He can have an impact off the pitch as well as on it.”

Hernandez has said that he wants to end his career at the club he co-owns, Castellon, and they tried to sign him in the January window.

Leeds wouldn’t do business then and plenty of Leeds fans will be hoping that they hold the same resolve in the summer.

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