Photo: Leeds United fan favourite Samu Saiz returns to training, fans react

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...

Leeds United attacker Samu Saiz is back in training.

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...

After missing Leeds United's defeat to Sheffield Wednesday, Samu Saiz is back available.

Saiz was pictured in training on Wednesday ahead of Friday's match with Bolton Wanderers.

Saiz has been one of the few success stories at Leeds this season, although his six-game suspension for spitting has put a dampener on his campaign.

Having the Spaniard back in the side is a boost to his teammates and will lift the crowd.

This season he has scored five goals and provided six assists - only Pablo Hernandez (7) has created more.

Leeds fans reacted positively to the update - a welcome piece of good news concerning the first team, who have won just one match in 2018.

If Leeds are to finish the season strongly, they will need Samu Saiz to be at his best.

Of course they do not want him to play so well that he attracts interest from Premier League teams, but enough so that his confidence is lifted ahead of next season, and to give supporters genuine hope for 2018/19.

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