Leeds fans react to Heckingbottom's comments on Hernandez's future

Paul Heckingbottom Leeds manager gestures during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at iPro Stadium on February 21, 2018 in Derby, England.

Pablo Hernandez's contract with Leeds United expires at the end of the season

Paul Heckingbottom Leeds manager gestures during the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Leeds United at iPro Stadium on February 21, 2018 in Derby, England.

Leeds fans have been left furious on Twitter after Paul Heckingbottom's response - which has been reported by Leeds Live - when asked about Pablo Hernandez's contract situation at Elland Road

Hernandez is out of contract with the Whites at the end of the season. And while he is currently the oldest outfield player available to Heckingbottom, he has also been one of the most impressive this season.

Pablo Hernandez of Leeds United celebrates after scoring he opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Middlesbrough at Elland Road on November 19, 2017 in...

The Spaniard has scored four goals and provided six assists in the Championship this term, and has often proven to be the player to look to make things happen when the Yorkshire side have not been at their best throughout the campaign.

Nevertheless, he is now heading for the final months of his deal with Leeds. And ahead of their clash with Reading this weekend, Heckingbottom was unable to provide a concrete answer regarding the playmaker when asked about his future.

Leeds United's Spanish midfielder Pablo Hernandez celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the English League Cup fourth round football match between Leicester City and Leeds United at...

"He’s been a real positive light. With his contract situation, it’s something we want to make sure we get right and we want to give Pablo every opportunity to perform. The priority is keeping him fit, then we’ll see what happens," he said, as reported by Leeds Live.

Understandably, Heckingbottom's comments have angered a number of supporters as they feel that it is a clear suggestion from the Leeds head coach that he is on his way out of the club this summer. 

The fans appear to believe that if Hernandez was going to be a Whites player next season, he would have already signed a deal or the rhetoric coming from the club would have been a lot more positive regarding his situation. 

Here is what the Leeds fans made of Heckingbottom's comments on Hernandez...

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