Leeds United midfielder Samu Saiz is set to return against Derby County tomorrow.
Saiz is yet to feature under Heckingbottom’s regime, but he will be available for selection again tomorrow.
Saiz is expected to come straight back into Leeds’ line-up, and Heckingbottom claims he has been working the attacking midfielder very hard.
“I don’t know what he’s been doing before but we’ve worked him hard for two weeks. He’s been moaning about his legs being tired," Heckingbottom said.
Saiz’s return to full fitness, following his suspension, is a major boost for Leeds, as he is one of their key creative influences.
Leeds have struggled with the summer signing, with their form taking a dip in recent weeks.
Heckingbottom is still waiting for his first victory since taking charge at Elland Road, and beating Derby County will be a tough test.
Gary Rowett’s side are among the contenders for automatic promotion, and will be looking to bounce back from defeat at the weekend tomorrow evening.
If Leeds can pick up the win, they could move up to ninth place in the Championship table.