Leeds United winger Jack Harrison’s inconsistent form has been affected by a recent rib injury, according to reliable journalist Phil Hay.
The Lowdown: Harrison struggling for form
While deprived of several important players through injury, the Whites still couldn’t get their second Premier League win of the season on Saturday but their 1-1 draw at home to Wolves felt like a positive following Rodrigo’s last-gasp penalty.
Harrison struggled to make an impact at Elland Road, though, and he has now played seven league games this season and not registered a goal or an assist.
The Latest: Hay reveals injury news
While the winger’s form has been disappointing compared to last season, when he got eight top-flight goals and assists apiece, there could be a good reason for the drop-off.
According to The Athletic‘s Hay, the 24-year-old has been playing with a rib injury which has affected his performance level. The journalist stated: “Harrison has had a rib injury recently. Very little been made of it and I don’t know how much of a factor it is but he is struggling for form.”
The Verdict: Pressure to perform
Harrison now finds himself under more pressure than ever to keep his place, with Raphinha and Dan James also representing strong wide options.
Last season, he and Raphinha were the undisputed go-to starters in those positions, but the Welshman’s arrival from Manchester United has increased the competition significantly.
All three actually played against Wolves, but Marcelo Bielsa may not always be that bold and Harrison will need to improve if he wants to keep starting regularly. Hopefully he overcomes his current injury and produces his best form again in the near future. Leeds could certainly do with it right now.
In other news, one Leeds player has given a key update on his injury progress. Read more here.
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