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Jack Harrison has reason to be livid after being left out of England squad
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Jack Harrison has reason to be livid after being left out of England squad

Only one English player has three assists in the Premier League so far this season – and that is Leeds United star Jack Harrison.

Harrison has been ‘brilliant‘ in the opening weeks of the campaign. The 25-year-old picked where he left off last term, and has now scored one and set up another three.

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Meanwhile, only James Ward-Prowse has taken more set-pieces which have led to a shot than the former Manchester City man, according to FB Ref.

And Harry Kane is the only English attacker to have made a greater number of passes into the penalty area so far (FB Ref).

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Nevertheless, Harrison is now facing a quiet fortnight after the latest England squad was announced and the wide-man was nowhere to be seen.

Jack Harrison left out of England squad

What will make the omission particularly difficult for Harrison to stomach is the fact that it is obviously going to be much less likely that he finds himself on the plane to Qatar now that he will not get a chance to make his debut before the World Cup.

Of course, the likes of Jarrod Bowen, Jack Grealish, Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden are world-class talents. Harrison is facing such a tough battle to force his way into Gareth Southgate’s side.

But none of the quartet have had the same number of goal involvements as Harrison this season. In fact, Bowen has had none so far. And Grealish has hardly played for City.

Leeds fans may welcome Harrison having the extra break. But surely, it is going to be easier for the Whites to agree a new deal with the winger if he is finding his way into the England fold while playing at Elland Road.

It is not too late for Harrison to prove a point ahead of the World Cup. But Southgate has proved with his latest squad that he has his preferred players.

And with that, the task in front of Harrison now looks colossal.

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