Garry Monk hopes Pablo Hernandez can inspire Leeds United youngsters

Swansea's Pablo Hernandez during the press conference

The Spaniard had a fantastic debut against Fleetwood Town in the EFL Cup.

Swansea's Pablo Hernandez during the press conferencePablo Hernandez during a press conference

Leeds United made hard work of their EFL Cup tie against Fleetwood Town last night. Leeds needed extra-time and then penalties to beat former manager Uwe Rosler and his League One outfit at Highbury Stadium.

It was a tough game for Leeds but there was one performance that really stood out from a Leeds point of view.

Pablo Hernandez of Swansea CityPablo Hernandez

Pablo Hernandez put in an impressive display in his Leeds debut. The former Spanish international, who worked with new Leeds boss Garry Monk at Swansea City, put in a fine and composed display that had Leeds fans purring on social media.

Monk was also pleased with his efforts – especially the impact it might be having on the Leeds youngsters.

Speaking to BBC Radio Leeds today he stated: “Of course, bringing Pablo to the club brings a lot of quality.

Leeds United manager Garry MonkLeeds United manager Garry Monk

“It was important we brought experience in with those young players just to show the way. To show that bravery with the ball and the way that we want to play.

“Pablo is an example of someone who can do that at a very high level. You can see with Pablo he has no fear of doing that. There’s no fear of making a mistake. Those young players would have seen that and they did, you could see it, they took confidence from playing alongside Pablo.”

Leeds have plenty of young talent, with the likes of Ronaldo Vieira, Alex Mowatt and Lewie Coyle all currently in the first-team picture – and Monk clearly feels the Spanish wizard can inspire some of those players to raise their game.

Hernandez signed for Leeds on a loan deal from Qatari club Al-Arabi earlier this month but failed to receive his international clearance in time to feature against QPR in the disappointing opening day defeat at Loftus Road.

Many a Leeds fan will now hope he gets a chance to shine when Leeds take on Birmingham City this weekend.

Swansea's Pablo HernandezSwansea's Pablo Hernandez

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