Eddie Gray makes an observation about Leeds United’s Samuel Saiz

A general view of Elland Road prior to The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Leeds United and Rotherham United at Elland Road on January 9, 2016 in Leeds, England.

Leeds United won against Barnsley in the Championship last weekend.

Samuel Saiz of Leeds United scores the second goal of the game during the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Leeds United at City Ground on August 26, 2017 in...

Eddie Gray has told LUTV that Leeds United attacking midfielder Samuel Saiz has realised that he has to be strong.

The Leeds legend has been impressed with the performance of the Spanish attacking midfielder for Leeds so far this season.

Samu Saiz of Leeds United(C) celebrates his sides second goal with team mates during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on October 21, 2017...

The 26-year-old, who can also operate as a forward, has scored five goals and provided four assists in 16 Championship starts for the Whites so far this campaign.

Saiz, who cost Leeds £3 million in transfer fees - as reported by The Yorkshire Evening Post - when they signed him from Huesca in the summer transfer window - scored in the Whites’ 2-0 victory over Barnsley away from home in the Championship last weekend.

Samu Saiz of Leeds United scores his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Leeds United at Ashton Gate on October 21, 2017 in Bristol, England.

Former Leeds and Scotland international winger Gray was impressed with the performance of Saiz and has made some very encouraging observations about the Spaniard.

“What I like about him now, I think he has realised he has to be strong, he is battling with defenders, and he is good at holding balls up, he is very, very clever,” Gray told LUTV about Saiz.

The Championship is a very tough and rigorous domestic league, and it is great that Saiz has adapted to the division so quickly.

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