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The Leeds United ace who will be fearing for his place against Derby after recent performance



Last Sunday saw Leeds United return to the top of the Championship table and bounce back from defeat to Swansea City before the international break.

Marcelo Bielsa’s side battled to break down a stubborn Barnsley back-line, eventually coming away with a 2-0 win, thanks to goals from Eddie Nketiah and Mateusz Klich.

The pair certainly impressed, with the former coming off the bench to score the opener, as did Jamie Shackleton, who deputised for the injured Adam Forshaw in midfield.

However, one player who perhaps did not have the best of days was winger and summer-signing Jack Harrison.

He was first brought to the club by Bielsa last summer on loan from Manchester City, with the 22-year-old going on to score four goals and register four assists as the Whites narrowly missed out on promotion.

Once again, he was signed on loan in the summer and went straight back into his manager’s first-choice XI.

But after Sunday’s display, he will more than likely be fearing for his place for this weekend’s lunchtime clash with Derby County at Elland Road.

In the first-half, he was as good as invisible. As harsh as it sounds, he may as well have not been on the pitch. Leeds struggled badly to break down the Barnsley defence and it was clear that Harrison’s presence was not helping.

One of the only times he was noticed was when he misfired in front of the opposition goal, sending a simple finish wide of the target when it looked easier to score.

So, he was dragged off at half-time. Something no player ever wants to happen. Helder Costa was his replacement and, with loud calls for the Brazillian to be starting for a while now, it looks like that may finally come to fruition.

At the start of this week, Harrison’s performance was also hammered by former Leeds striker Noel Whelan in an interview with Football Insider, being dubbed ‘invisible’ and backing Bielsa’s decision to withdraw him at half-time.

Harrison has had some great moments with Leeds and will almost certainly go on to get even better.

But he will know that his place in the side for Saturday’s match is now seriously at risk and will almost certainly need a flawless week’s training to wriggle his way back in.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: The Leeds United ace who will be fearing for his place against Derby after recent performance

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