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Does Leeds winger Jack Harrison warrant the faith shown by Marcelo Bielsa?

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Does Leeds winger Jack Harrison warrant the faith shown by Marcelo Bielsa?

Leeds United winger Jack Harrison has been a popular starter this season at Elland Road, but is the faith of manager Marcelo Bielsa justified?

The 22-year-old is on a season-long loan spell with the Whites from Manchester City and is playing his role in the Championship promotion bid.

His return on paper is extremely underwhelming for an attacker, scoring three goals and supplying two assists in 26 games across all competitions.

The quick wide man did manage to score in the 2-1 win over Swansea City and he’s been involved in the last 10 consecutive league matches.

Harrison has proven he can operate on both wings and has the quality to dribble past full-backs comfortably.

 

But his problems usually arise in end product and some fans have grown frustrated with him at points in the campaign.

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Bielsa continues to show his faith in the Manchester City loanee and is using him frequently.

There is no doubt he could be an important player if he improved his final ball and a large part behind his constant minutes is surely his incredible work-rate.

Harrison provides excellent defensive cover with his tracking back, but with the upcoming injury absence of striker Kemar Roofe he should have a heavier reliance on scoring.

He continues to be a favourite of Bielsa and overall his minutes may not be justified, but there is still plenty of time for him to have his impact on promotion and there are glimpses of real quality to his game.

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