Leeds man Pablo Hernandez wants to face QPR

Swansea's Pablo Hernandez

The new Leeds United man wants to face Queens Park Rangers.

Swansea's Pablo Hernandez

Leeds United's latest recruit Pablo Hernandez has revealed to LUTV that he hopes to get up to speed enough over the coming days to face Queens Park Rangers in Sunday's Championship opener at Loftus Road.

The 31-year-old became Leeds' seventh signing of the summer so far after joining on a six-month loan from Qatar-based Al-Arabi.

The move, which was done with a view to a permanent transfer, reunites him with manager Garry Monk, whom he played with and played under at Swansea City.

Pablo Hernandez scores for Swansea

There are only four training days left for Leeds before they travel to London to face Queens Park Rangers at the weekend in their season's curtain-raiser.

Although Hernandez admits he's a bit short on fitness, the 31-year-old attacker hopes to use the coming days to boost his energy levels enough to play a role in West London.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Asked by LUTV if he's fit and ready to go if called upon for QPR, Hernandez said: "I don't know. I started training today on my own. Tomorrow will be my first training with the team.

"My mentality is to work hard this week and improve my training and fitness because I have not trained much over the last few weeks, but yes I want to play."

Hernandez, who came through Valencia's academy, netted five times in 57 Premier League appearances.

He is Leeds' fourth loan signing of the summer, following Kyle Bartley - whom he played with at Swansea - Hadi Sacko and Matt Grimes to Elland Road.

Kemar Roofe, Rob Green and Marcus Antonsson are those to have signed permanent deals with the Yorkshire club this summer.

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