Leeds United playmaker Pablo Hernandez returned to action against Fulham on Saturday and inspired the Whites to a 3-0 victory.

The Spaniard only returned for 44 minutes in the second half but managed to guide the Whites to all three points to return to the top of the Championship.

Hernandez missed the 2-0 defeat against Cardiff City the week before and it told as Leeds struggled to create chances in the final third.

Marcelo Bielsa decided to take Hernandez off towards the end of the game despite him coming on at half-time.

With Luton Town coming to West Yorkshire on Tuesday evening, and the 35-year-old has delivered an update on his fitness.

The BBC’s Adam Pope shared on his personal Twitter account on Monday that Hernandez has confirmed that he isn’t 100% fit but is prepared to start if called upon.

Hernandez shared that he is still uncertain whether or not he will be starting against the Hatters, even if he is ready.

It would certainly be a massive boost should Hernandez return for the Whites, although it would be no surprise to see Tyler Roberts in behind Patrick Bamford.

Hernandez showed his class effortlessly on Saturday, completing 13 accurate passes in the final third, only Harrison Reed completed more despite the playmaker only completing 44 minutes of action [LUFCDATA].

Leeds are going to have much more of the ball against Luton than they did on Saturday, and it may take someone such as Hernandez to unlock a tight Hatters defence.

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