Ben Parker has explained how Leeds United’s Jack Harrison could benefit massively from being dropped recently.
The 24-year-old attacker was named on the bench in the weekend’s defeat to Aston Villa, entering the action midway through the second half.
Harrison has been an ever-present in the Leeds XI for the majority of this season, but was used as a substitution in the recent Premier League defeat.
The on-loan Manchester City winger is without a goal or assist in his last four appearances, and he’s set extremely high standards with his displays this campaign that any drop off is noticeable.
Parker feels that Harrison will need to prove himself all over again to win his position back in the Leeds team.
“It will do him the world of good because he’ll be thinking ‘I’m not guaranteed to start’. He’s going to have to prove himself,” Parker told LS11.
Helder Costa got a rare opportunity in the team against Villa, but he failed to make the most of it.
Leeds travel to West Ham on Monday in their next match and it’ll be a surprise if Harrison is not back in the starting line up.
It could be great man-management from Bielsa to leave Harrison out for one game, as it could light a fire in him to get back to his best.
Even if he’s not directly contributing in front of goal, he needs to stick to what makes him such a brilliant player with his work-rate and movement.