Leeds United are still only in their pre-season schedule, but the signs are that attacker Jack Harrison will be a much more useful player for the new campaign.
The 22-year-old spent the whole of last season on loan with the Whites from Manchester City and has rejoined them for another temporary spell for the 2019/20 season.
He played 42 times across all competitions for Marcelo Bielsa side and was a regular in the team, but scored just four goals and supplied four assists.
The Englishman is a left-footed winger with tremendous energy and he provides defensive cover too, but going forward he lacked quality at Elland Road.
Harrison has though looked far more direct and threatening during pre-season fixtures so far, including against Manchester United on Wednesday in the 4-0 defeat.
He wasn’t able to get himself on the scoresheet, but was a serious threat with his crossing into the box and his quick dribbling.
The wide man spurned a great goalscoring opportunity over the bar against Manchester United and it’s those vital moments that will define him in the new season.
Harrison is showing he can beat defenders with ease and he needs to take that confidence into the new campaign, where he can have a similar impact in the Championship with a little bit more belief.
He’s definitely got a special talent that Bielsa may be starting to unlock and he’s one to watch out for.
Harrison will be making a major step forward if he can strive for 10-plus goals in the new season and he’s capable of doing so.