Jack Harrison produced another fine display last night as Leeds ran riot at Villa Park to win 3-0 against Dean Smith’s men.
Harrison, 23, is now in his third spell at Elland Road from Manchester City and, at the moment, looks on course to make this his best campaign yet.
Last night he was integral to everything good that Leeds did. A constant threat down the left, along with Gjianni Alioski, he caused Matty Cash all sorts of problems throughout the night.
We’ve seen glimpses of his quality and end product this season, too. His cross for Patrick Bamford’s winner at Sheffield United was a piece of brilliance, while his goal on the opening day at Liverpool was a piece of individual quality.
Indeed, in that game at Bramall Lane, Harrison completed three accurate crosses, as Bamford had more than one chance from his delivery.
Harrison, then, could well end up following teammate Kalvin Phillips onto the England scene if he continues in his current form.
Old fashioned winger
Phillips’ call-up to the Three Lions set-up will have given a number of Leeds players the confidence and belief that they too can make the grade at international level.
Of course, the problem for Harrison is the amount of players currently available for England in wide areas. Jack Grealish plays wide left of a front three and is in fine form, but even he is struggling to get the full commitment of Gareth Southgate.
However, while the likes of Grealish are in the mould of the more modern inside forward who drifts inside, Harrison is more like a throwback. Yes, he cuts inside at times to trouble his marker but he’s also not afraid to stand his man up, beat him, and swing the ball over.
England don’t have too many of those players. Natural wingers who love nothing more than getting at a full-back and putting them on the back foot.
It goes without saying that Harrison will be making people sit up and take notice. Among those people, should be Southgate.