By Sam Stone

5th Feb, 2023 | 6:40pm

Clinton Morrison blasts Jesse Marsch decision on Jack Harrison in Leeds United 1-0 loss to Nottingham Forest

Clinton Morrison has blasted Jesse Marsch for starting Jack Harrison for Leeds United in their 1-0 Premier League defeat to Nottingham Forest.

Harrison endured a tough day at the City Ground after nearly securing his Elland Road exit with Leicester City ready to complete a last-gasp transfer.

Morrison has suggested Harrison could have had his head turned and believes Marsch should have started one of his new signings.

“Harrison has not had a good game. He has got to be better in possession. Why play him today? I would rather play one of the new signings today if his head was turned to leave,” said Sky Sports pundit Morrison (BBC Radio 5 Live, 14:35)

Really poor

Morrison has a point. Harrison looked really poor against Steve Cooper’s side and the decision to play him after the interest from Leicester City didn’t quite make sense. Georginio Rutter was sat on the bench for far too long when a change had to be made.

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The pressure is now firmly on Marsch to turn things around. The match at the City Ground was there for the taking and it was yet again another inconsistent and frustrating afternoon. This group of players have more than enough to survive in the Premier League and it’s clear something isn’t quite working at the moment.

With two matches against Manchester United on the horizon, things aren’t getting any easier for Marsch. With three points looking unlikely against Erik ten Hag’s side, the two following fixtures against Southampton and Everton have a huge feel about them.

Whether Marsch will still be the man in the dugout for those fixtures remains to be seen.

In other Leeds United news, check out how we rated the players for their performances at the City Ground.