Jack Harrison has not enjoyed the best loan spell since arriving at Leeds United in the summer. The winger was perhaps the wildcard signing from a productive window for Marcelo Bielsa, but, behind Barry Douglas, has featured more than any of the club’s other additions.
There have been high points. His performance against Preston North End in the Championship was exhilarating and his goal saved Leeds a point at Millwall.
Unfortunately however, the youngster has struggled to make a significant impression in recent weeks. And his situation has not been helped by the stunning emergence of Jack Clarke.
In many fans’ eyes, Clarke is ahead of Harrison in the pecking order right now. It would be a popular decision if Bielsa decided to hand the 17-year-old a start at Wigan on Saturday.
Harrison’s much-needed boost
But Harrison has certainly given his own confidence a boost with a very lively performance for the under-23s against Hull City. It was the Manchester City loanee’s goal that decided the game as the Whites won 2-1 at Thorp Arch.
Clarke was also excellent in the victory, but Harrison proved his fitness after a recent injury and got on the scoresheet. There is not too much more that could have been asked of the summer signing.
And Harrison will be hoping that the display can act as the turning point in his Elland Road spell. He certainly has the quality to make that happen.