Journalist Beren Cross has slammed Jack Harrison for his performances for Leeds United in their last three games.
The Whites started the Premier League in a pretty impressive manner. Indeed, they were unbeaten in their first three games. Since then, however, they have not won.
Leeds regular Harrison has started all those matches and while he delivered goals and assists early on, he has not managed to shine in the three recent games which have seen Jesse Marsch’s men lose twice and draw once.
As a consequence, in a ‘player ratings so far’ article for LeedsLive, Cross handed the winger a 6/10 for his efforts and said criticised his ‘virtually non-existent’ displays of late.
The journalist wrote: “Statistics have been excellent and put him among the best creators in the Premier League. However, Harrison has carried many of the frustrating hallmarks we have seen in his previous seasons through the opening six matches.
“The work rate, pace, first touch and dribbling has been plain to see, but material impact on the matches has not always been there. Fantastic, like everyone, against Chelsea, but virtually non-existent in the last three games, as he was doubled up on by defenders, dragging his mark down.”
TIF thoughts on Jack Harrison and Leeds…
Having scored once and claimed three assists already this term, it’s easy to see why Cross reserves some praise for Harrison. However, as pointed out before, he has not provided anything in the club’s three most recent games.
In fact, according to SofaScore, the Englishman has delivered match ratings of 6.7, 6.3 and 6.5 in those games, which is a big drop off from the 8.5 score he picked up the game before in the win over Chelsea.
Clearly, he has been inconsistent this term and that has been an accusation thrown at him before. Indeed, in an interview last season with MOT Leeds News, Paul Robinson said: “Harrison struggles with consistency at times but when he plays well, he’s hard to leave out of the team because he has that goal threat.”
These quotes sum his season up so far too, so it’s fair to say he really is still carrying many of the same ‘frustrating hallmarks’ of the past.