Jack Harrison spotted reacting to performance after being substituted off in Leeds United draw v Leicester - pundit
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Paul Robinson spotted Jack Harrison’s disappointment after the Leeds United winger was substituted off in the 1-1 draw with Leicester on Sunday.
Harrison, 24, had a massive chance to put the Whites ahead in the second half at Elland Road when he was found unmarked in front of an open goal at a corner kick.
Kalvin Phillips flicked a corner onto the ex-Manchester City attacker, who could only knee the ball over the crossbar, rather than hitting the back of the Leicester net.
Marcelo Bielsa took Harrison off after 83 minutes and was visibly unhappy with his display, according to Robinson.
The ex-Leeds goalkeeper feels that Harrison’s decision to play through a rib injury may have stunted his form in recent weeks but the international break should help him recover in time for when the Premier League action resumes in two weeks’ time.
Speaking to MOT Leeds News, Robinson said: “You could see his disappointment when he came off and you can see how he played from his reaction on the bench.
He’s been playing with an injury for a while now, he’s not 100 per cent fit but he’s still playing because he doesn’t want to lose his place to Daniel James.
“It’s a difficult time for Harrison.
“Fingers crossed the international break has come at the right time for him. It’ll give him the opportunity to get 100 per cent fit.
“There’s talk about whether he’s going to have an injection to get through the pain but you’ve got to give him a lot of credit for playing through the pain barrier because there are not a lot of players who would do that.
“His performances have been hampered because of him doing that but the international break has come at the right time.”
Harrison has made 11 appearances in all competitions for Leeds this season, scoring two goals in the process which both came against Crewe in the Carabao Cup.
He joined Leeds permanently from Man City in the summer for £13million after three seasons on loan at Elland Road [Daily Mail].
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