By Mark Smith

1st Mar, 2020 | 8:30am

'So much quality' - Dean Ashton heaps praise on 'outstanding' Leeds ace after 4-0 win v Hull

EFL on Quest pundit Dean Ashton has heaped praise on Leeds United playmaker Pablo Hernandez after the 4-0 victory against Hull City.

The former West Ham forward was lost for words to throw at the Spaniard, claiming that he is impressed with nearly every area of his game.

Hernandez scored one and also assisted Luke Ayling’s long-range deflected effort in the first half at the KCOM Stadium.

Ashton admitted that it is the quality at the end of everything Hernandez does that is particularly impressive, as his skill creates a highlight reel in nearly every game he plays.

“Yeah, of course, I mean so much quality – Pablo Hernandez,” he said during EFL on Quest.

“He’s now got six goals, six assists this season, and today I just thought he was outstanding. Not only them stats, but it’s his creativity, it’s his movement, it’s his awareness of players around him, and the quality that comes at the end of it.”

Hernandez has been taken off in the past couple of away games, and you could see the appreciation of his teammates when he left the field on Saturday – all rushing to shake his hand.

The 34-year-old was influential in the middle of the park against the Tigers, completing 63 passes – the most on the pitch according to WhoScored.

On top of that, Hernandez also had three shots on goal and completed 25% of Leeds’ 16 key passes throughout the fixture at the KCOM.

The experience and class of Hernandez is pivotal to Marcelo Bielsa’s formation, and the Spanish wizard just continues to impress for the Whites.

In other Leeds United news, here are three things learned about the Whites from their 4-0 victory against Hull