Leeds United will be without winger Jack Harrison for the upcoming Premier League clash against Manchester City on Saturday.
The Whites loanee has rediscovered his form recently but will be ineligible against his parent club at the Etihad Stadium this weekend.
Marcelo Bielsa’s men start their hardest run of the campaign with this one, before welcoming Liverpool and Manchester United to Elland Road.
Harrison has been superb this season.
The 24-year-old has scored seven goals and delivered five assists, six if you include the delivery into the box for Phil Jagielka’s own goal.
Liam Cooper mentioned that no one works harder than the winger in training, and he will be gutted not to prove himself in front of Pep Guardiola this weekend.
He will certainly get that chance next season though, with a £10million obligation to buy in place, and based on his record of getting better – City are in for a rough ride.
With Harrison already confirmed out, Bielsa will be racking his mind as to who could replace his winger at the Etihad.
Helder Costa and Ian Poveda are the clear options, but neither have made any sort of an impact recently in the Premier League.
Poveda hasn’t featured since being injured, so Costa will likely be given the nod and his defensive work could be a real issue.
Another option would be to push Ezgjan Alioski forward, bring Stuart Dallas back and then welcome Mateusz Klich back into the midfield.
Either way, Harrison being out is a major problem and we have to solve it quickly.