Jack Harrison has opened up about his switch from Manchester City to Leeds United ahead of the upcoming Championship season.
The 22-year-old winger re-joined the Whites on a loan earlier this month after spending the entirety of the 2018/19 campaign at Elland Road and has enjoyed a fruitful start to pre-season, scoring twice against National League North side York City last week.
Reflecting on how his first year went at Leeds, Harrison told LeedsLive: “Last season was a step in the water for the Championship.
“I know I had a lot of chances to make differences in games.
“I’m looking, this year, to optimise my end product and do better in that respect, but also continue working defensively for the team as well because it’s so important with how we play.
“And also throughout this season working with analysts at little bits I can improve on as well.”
With Leeds scheduled to make their 2019/20 bow against Bristol City on August 4th, Harrison will be aiming to force his way into Bielsa’s starting eleven by continuing his fine form in the club’s two remaining friendlies against Western Sydney Wanderers and Cagliari.
Although the winger demonstrated glimmers of promise last season for Leeds by being directly involved in eight goals in all competitions, his lack of consistency limited the impact that he was able to have in the second-tier.
Capable of playing on either side of midfield, Harrison’s versatility could come in handy for the Whites next season who suffered considerably with injuries during the previous campaign.
However, given that the likes of Helder Costa, Ezgjan Alioski and Pablo Hernandez are all expected to offer stiff competition for the winger, he has to be at the top of his game as a failure to perform could result in him being cut-adrift by Bielsa who can ill-afford to be carrying any passengers if his side are to launch another push for promotion.