Jack Harrison likely to be ruled out of Leeds United showdown v Brighton
Jack Harrison is unlikely to be available for Leeds United when they play Brighton at Elland Road on Sunday (15 May), according to Phil Hay.
The Athletic journalist reports that after Harrison, 25, was forced off with an injury in the 37th minute of Leeds’ defeat to Chelsea on Wednesday night (11 May), he may not be recovered in time to face Graham Potter’s side in the penultimate game of the Premier League season.
Writing on The Athletic website, Hay says Harrison “is probably beyond Marsch’s reach for the meeting with Brighton”.
Raphinha also went off with an injury against Chelsea. Hay reports he had a “niggly hamstring” but doesn’t say whether or not he’ll be available against Brighton.
Daniel James is also suspended for that game after a mindless red card on Wednesday.
Wow, we didn’t need this.
There’s a possibility that Leeds will head into their game against Brighton without the suspended pair of Luke Ayling and James as well as Raphinha, Harrison, Adam Forshaw, Stuart Dallas, Patrick Bamford, Tyler Roberts and Crysensio Summerville.
It’s going to be one massive job for Jesse Marsch to sort that side out and name a starting 11 to take on Brighton, who are in decent form and vying for a top-half finish in the Premier League.
If all of those players miss the clash with Brighton, there’s no doubt that Leeds will either draw or lose – no way will we win.
Leeds’ home form has been awful too.
Only Norwich and Watford have won fewer points at home this season than Leeds , with the Whites picking up just as many points on the road this term.
It’ll be a huge game on Sunday – one of the biggest in recent memory for Leeds.
Win and we have half a chance of staying up.
Lose and it could all be over.
In other Leeds United news, Martin Keown says another Leeds player should have been sent off against Chelsea.