Leeds United boss Paul Heckingbottom on Samu Saiz moaning about his new training regime

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Millwall and Barnsley at The Den on January 6, 2018 in London, England.

Leeds United midfielder Samu Saiz is set to return against Derby County tomorrow.

Barnsley manager Paul Heckingbottom during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Millwall and Barnsley at The Den on January 6, 2018 in London, England.

Paul Heckingbottom has told the Yorkshire Evening Post that Samu Saiz has been moaning about his new training regime at Leeds United.

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.

Leeds Samuel Saiz (L) holds off the challenge from Brentford's Ryan Woods during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Leeds United at Griffin Park on November 4, 2017 in...

“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.

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

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.

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