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Danny Higginbotham singles out Leeds United's Samu Saiz for praise

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to kick off in the Sky Bet Championship League match between Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers, at Elland Road Stadium on March 5, 2016 in Leeds,...

Samu Saiz is making the right kind of noises at Leeds United so far.

General view of Elland Road before the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday at Elland Road on February 25, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Samu Saiz has been earning rave reviews following his £3 million summer move to Leeds United from Huesca.

The 26-year-old playmaker has five goals for Leeds - including a League Cup hat-trick - and one assist in three starts for the Elland Road club so far.

Thomas Christiansen's side face in-form Nottingham Forest at the City Ground tomorrow and, with Chris Wood gone, the former Real Madrid youth is now arguably the Whites' go-to-guy with regards to producing that something special for the Yorkshire side.

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to kick off in the Sky Bet Championship League match between Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers, at Elland Road Stadium on March 5, 2016 in Leeds,...

And speaking to The Sun, Sky Sports pundit and former Stoke City defender Danny Higginbotham singled out the Spanish attacker for praise ahead of their trip to Forest.

“Leeds’ new Spaniard has started the season in fantastic form," he told The Sun. “Saiz boasts five goals in five games and Nottingham Forest will fear him tomorrow night

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to kick off in the Sky Bet Championship League match between Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers, at Elland Road Stadium on March 5, 2016 in Leeds,...

“Playing in a No.10 role behind the front man, he offers great movement, links up well with his team-mates and is so dangerous on counter-attacks.

“Some foreign players take time to adjust to a new country and new culture. But the 26-year-old has made an instant impact since arriving at Leeds from Huesca.”

Victory over Mark Warburton's side would make it a stunning start to the season for Leeds, who have won four of their six games in all competitions, drawing the other two.

Christiansen's side are fifth in the Championship, four points adrift of co-leaders Cardiff and Ipswich.

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