Spotlight on Jack Harrison as Leeds United winger pulls further ahead of England duo Mason Mount and Phil Foden
LEEDS United winger Jack Harrison said he felt "refreshed" ahead of Saturday's clash against Sheffield United and produced a performance to match his words with an assist and a goal.
Harrison admitted that a recent dip in form had left him frustrated and revealed that he had been using the services of a psychologist in a bid to scale the heights of his performances from the start of the season.
Saturday's display against the Blades was not Harrison's best by his own high standards but the 24-year-old impressed with his work rate, figures and, crucially, end product.
The Manchester City loanee could not miss in the 12th minute when Raphinha's brilliant low cross put an opening goal on a plate and Harrison duly converted for what was his seventh goal of the season.
But United's second and ultimately winning goal was all down to Harrison's perfect delivery from the left from which the onrushing Raphinha probably would have converted had Phil Jagielka not diverted the ball into his own net.
Harrison now has seven goals and five assists to his name which is better than Chelsea's England international star Mason Mount who has six goals and three assists and also Manchester City's Three Lions ace Phil Foden who has six goals and five assists so far.
Harrison hopes he too will eventually break into the England fold and against the Blades the Manchester City loanee had 51 touches of the ball and attempted 29 passes, 21 of which were accurate for a passing success rate of 72 per cent.
But more impressive was the fact that Harrison had three shots at goal, two of which were on target including his tap in for his goal.
Another effort flew narrowly wide and Harrison's strong defensive side to his game was also in evidence via three tackles from six attempts and success with his two attempted aerial battles.
Neither of Harrison's attempted dribbles were successful but the former England under-21s player but in a strong display and his recent moves to elevate his form seem to have worked.
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Thank you Laura Collins