Redfearn expresses concern about Leeds United new boy Pablo Hernandez

Swansea City's Pablo Hernandez in action

Neil Redfearn says Pablo Hernandez will have to prove he can play in the Championship.

Pablo Hernandez scores for SwanseaPablo Hernandez scores for Swansea

Leeds United wrapped up the signing of Pablo Hernandez this week, signing the Spaniard on a six month loan with a view to a permanent transfer.

Hernandez, 31, is a former Spain international, who increases the quality and competition for places in Garry Monk's squad.

Former Leeds boss Neil Redfearn suggests that Hernandez may not adapt immediately to Elland Road, despite playing in England previously with Swansea City.

Former Leeds United manager Neil RedfearnFormer Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn

Speaking to Radio Yorkshire's Yorkshire Football Show on Wednesday at 6pm (3/8), Redfearn was asked for his opinion on the new signing.

He said: "I think what he brings is real quality, but his career has been a little bit chequered in recent times, although he played a lot last season in La Liga, at a high level. He'll find the English Championship a different kettle of fish, it's a different type of football here.

"If Leeds are going to be successful they have to adapt and have resilience week in week out. It's a big test, a rugged test.

"If he can [adapt] then his quality from a higher level will begin to tell."

Former Leeds United manager Neil RedfearnFormer Leeds United manager Neil Redfearn

Redfearn talked a lot about the need for Championship experience during his time at Leeds, and last week on the same show he expressed his reservations that only two of the club's six signings have played in the league previously.

If the club can add to Hernandez with the addition of Liam Bridcutt it will be a big step in the right direction, and help provide a platform for which the Spaniard can excel.

Pablo Hernandez - Swansea CityPablo Hernandez - Swansea City

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