By MOT Leeds News speaking to Paul Robinson

4th Nov, 2021 | 7:10am

Jack Harrison playing through pain to keep spot in Leeds United XI - pundit

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Jack Harrison is playing through a rib injury to ensure he doesn’t lose his spot in the Leeds United side, according to Paul Robinson.

The 24-year-old has started seven of the nine Premier League matches he’s been available for this season and was included in an attack that also consisted Raphinha, Daniel James and Rodrigo in the 2-1 win at Norwich on Sunday.

According to The Athletic journalist Phil Hay, Harrison is currently suffering with a rib injury but is playing through the pain.

However, Harrison has faced criticism for his form this season and Hay has suggested that his injury could be holding him back slightly.

Robinson feels that the ex-Manchester City winger isn’t resting up to ensure that he doesn’t lose his spot in Marcelo Bielsa’s starting line-up.

Once Patrick Bamford is back from his injury, it’s likely that one of Bielsa’s attackers will be dropped and Robinson believes Harrison is a candidate for the axe.

Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “He’s been playing through the pain, he’s been injured for a while and credit to him.

What he’s done is he’s seen Daniel James come into the club and as good a player Jack has been for Leeds in recent months, you don’t want to give up your shirt.

The formation they played at Norwich allowed them to play James, Harrison and Raphinha all together.

When Bamford comes back in, Rodrigo will drop into the midfield.

“You look at James and Harrison and I think Harrison doesn’t want to give up his shirt. He wants to play.”

In other Leeds United news, Robinson has hailed Stuart Dallas’ bravery for playing through the loss of a close friend.