Leeds United boss Garry Monk responds when asked if Pablo Hernandez will start against QPR

Pablo Hernandez - Swansea City

Leeds United take on Queens Park Rangers on the first game of the season.

Swansea manager Garry Monk

Leeds United boss Garry Monk has told Radio Yorkshire that Pablo Hernandez is fit and in contention to face Queens Park Rangers on Sunday.

Hernandez has been brought to Leeds on loan, but there were some concerns over his fitness levels when he first arrived.

Pablo Hernandez - Swansea City

The 31-year-old has missed much of Leeds’ pre-season, but Monk insists that the Spanish international is in peak physical condition.

“Pablo is naturally a very fit player. He’s a top professional, so they are all up for selection,” Monk said, when asked whether Hernandez would be available for selection.

“Coops is back on the pitch, Berardi has been back for a while and we have no injuries.”

Pablo Hernandez of Swansea City appeals for a decision

Whether Hernandez is picked to start for Leeds against QPR remains to be seen, but there is great excitement about his arrival at Elland Road.

Hernandez is arguably the highest-profile signing that Leeds have made for a number of transfer windows.

The former Swansea City attacker will be in competition with Alex Mowatt for a place in Leeds’ starting line-up at Loftus Road.

Hernandez has already stated that his preference would be to play as a number 10, but Mowatt has had a fairly impressive pre-season - so breaking into the team could be difficult.

Swansea City's Pablo Hernandez (L) in action against Bradford City's Nathan Doyle

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