By Mark Smith

19th Oct, 2019 | 8:42am

MOT View: Leeds 22-year-old surely in last-chance saloon v Birmingham

Jack Harrison still hasn’t hit the heights expected of him since arriving at Leeds from Manchester City.

The Whites’ loanee has continued to disappoint and has failed to consistently perform under Marcelo Bielsa.

We all expected much more of the 22-year-old this season. After completing a full campaign of Championship football, surely Harrison was well prepared to take his game to the next level.

The recent injury to Pablo Hernandez has led to added pressure on his and Helder Costa’s shoulders to create more chances.

That certainly hasn’t happened, with Harrison averaging 1.7 key passes per game according to WhoScored – more than one fewer than Hernandez.

The Spaniard is vital to Leeds. His importance to Bielsa’s style can only truly be appreciated once he is out of the side.

Bielsa confirmed before Saturday’s game with Birmingham City that Hernandez is fit to return after injury, as quoted by Adam Pope, something we were all delighted to see.

With Hernandez returning, Harrison is surely in the last chance saloon against Birmingham.

We all know that Bielsa isn’t usually one to just bring a player straight into the line-up after an injury, so Harrison is more than likely set to start at Elland Road.

The 22-year-old needs to start adding consistent goal involvements to his game this season. There have been way too many moments where he has failed to produce the end product, and that must change.

Having a player of Hernandez’ quality on the bench could add much more pressure on to Harrison’s shoulders, but he must use that as motivation to prove himself.

The 22-year-old is in the last chance saloon against Pep Clotet’s men, and we would certainly not dispute him dropping out of the team at this point.

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