Harrison sizzles against York City
Jack Harrison has had a slow start to his career in England but there are signs that momentum is gathering and this season could be the one when he finally fulfils his huge potential.
Harrison was signed from the MLS by Man City for £3.6m in January 2018 before being pumped out on loan to Middlesborough – with Pep Guardiola seeing the Championship as the perfect training ground for his new young star.
Unfortunately, he didn’t make an impact under Tony Pulis with just four cameo appearances and no starts.
That led to a season-long loan to Leeds when if the fans didn’t always appreciate his efforts, Marcelo Bielsa certainly did.
After a mixed season, certainly in terms of attacking returns (four goals and four assists in 42 games), the Leeds manager made him one of his top targets for the summer and landed him on another season-long loan.
What’s exciting is that Leeds have the option to make his move permanent next summer.
Harrison showed signs towards the end of last season that he was starting to hit his stride (that assist for Kemar Roofe in the first leg of the play-off semi-final) and he hit the ground running in Leeds’ first pre-season game against York.
The 5-0 win was impressive, maybe expected against the York minnows, but Harrison scored after just three minutes after a cross by Pablo Hernandez wasn’t dealt with.
He set up the second for Kemar Roofe and then scored his second just before half-time with a fantastic strike from outside the box. He was the man-of-the-match for us and he’ll have loved the fact that fans were singing his name.
Football’s a confidence game and Harrison should be on cloud nine at the moment – we’re expecting big things next season.