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Pablo Hernandez has insisted that Leeds United remain in a good position in the Championship’s promotion race despite the Whites struggling to hit their best so far in 2019.  

Leeds came into the New Year in great form and looked like pushing on under Marcelo Bielsa, with Premier League football the aim.

Whilst they still sit in a strong position, they’ve started 2019 sluggishly with three defeats in five, as well as losing their final game of 2018 against Hull City.

Despite that, Hernandez remains upbeat about the position the Whites find themselves in.

“It’s been a hard season but we have a good position in the table,” the 33-year-old told Football League World this week.

“Obviously the last games we have just won two in the last six, but I think we are still in a good position to fight for our target and to fight for going to the Premier League.

“We give are all on the pitch.”

Hernandez has again been amongst Leeds’ best players this season, with the Spaniard returning seven goals and 11 assists in 23 appearances.

However, Bielsa could be without his playmaker this weekend when Leeds face Middlesbrough, with Hernandez a doubt for the trip to the Riverside Stadium due to a groin injury.

At Boro, Leeds are looking to bounce back after a disappointing 3-1 defeat to Norwich City last weekend.

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