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Pablo Hernandez could make Leeds debut against Fleetwood after club confirm he's available

Leeds United manager Garry Monk

The midfielder has joined the Championship club on a season-long loan deal.

Swansea City's Pablo Hernandez looks dejectedPablo Hernandez is still awaiting the chance to make his Leeds United debut

Leeds United have confirmed on their official Twitter account that Pablo Hernandez will be available to make his debut for the club against Fleetwood in the EFL Cup on Wednesday.

The Yorkshire Evening Post had reported that as of Monday night, the Spaniard was still awaiting the international clearance he needed to finalise his move to Elland Road.

However, the Whites have confirmed on their official Twitter account that Hernandez's move has now been cleared and he could take his place in Garry Monk's squad for the cup clash.

Leeds United manager Garry MonkLeeds United manager Garry Monk

The 31-year-old had already agreed a season-long loan deal with the Whites, and the Yorkshire Evening Post claimed that United boss Garry Monk had intended to use the playmaker in their opening day contest with Queens Park Rangers.

However, the Yorkshire Evening Post added that the move was not ratified officially as the club continued to wait for the Qatari Football Association to submit the paperwork, leaving some doubt as to whether he would be available for the game at Highbury Stadium this week. 

Swansea's Pablo HernandezHernandez during his time with Swansea

The news that Hernandez will be available will provide a major boost to the squad as they look to bounce back from their opening day humiliation at the hands of Queens Park Rangers.

Though Monk would have been confident that he had enough quality in his squad to handle a potentially tricky trip to face Uwe Rosler's side, having Hernandez available should allow the former Swansea man to get used to actually playing alongside his teammates ahead of their Championship clash with Birmingham this weekend. 

General view inside the stadium before the game

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