Ian Harte has praised Jack Harrison for his improvement at Leeds United this season, with the winger visibly coming on leaps and bounds in his second year under Marcelo Bielsa.
Leeds have overseen the development of Harrison over the course of the last two seasons, with the 23-year-old helping the Whites into promotion contention in successive seasons.
Last year, Harrison scored just four goals and added three assists, but showed consistency towards the end of the campaign; starting every fixture post December’s win at Aston Villa.
And, heading into the current campaign, Harrison has retained Bielsa’s faith, starting every Championship fixture, scoring five goals and registering seven assists – a figure that could be so much more.
There’s an option for Leeds to turn Harrison’s loan move from Man City permanent in the summer, which might just be the case given his improvement.
This week, Football League World exclusively caught up with former Leeds left-back Ian Harte, who admitted he had been impressed with the improvement of Harrison.
“I must be honest, I think he’s done a hell of a lot better this season,” Harte told FLW.
“Last season he was very, very frustrating, he was hot and cold. He’s a player that has improved.
“I’m not sure what the structure is (of the deal) and how much Leeds would have to buy him for if they’re going to keep him, but there’s one or two more players at the club on loan that they will want to keep.
“He’s done well.”
Harrison registered an assist in Leeds’ last game, with his floating cross teeing up Luke Ayling’s thunderous volley that set Leeds up for a 2-0 victory over Huddersfield Town.
That was Leeds’ fifth consecutive win in the Championship, which lifted them to the top of the table.