Speaking on Sky Sports’ coverage of Leeds’ playoff semi-final clash (May 11, 7:15 PM) against Derby, pundit Keith Andrews was blown away by the assist Jack Harrison provided for the game’s only goal.
Harrison delivered an early cross to the back post where Kemar Roofe duly applied an excellent finish to put the Whites 1-0 up.
The former Republic of Ireland international was full of praise for Harrison after his incredible piece of play.
“It was really good play down the left hand side,” he told Sky Sports.
“They were dangerous down there. I thought the ball was absolutely out of this world so we can’t take anything away from that perspective.
“It’s phenomenal, the ball in, the composure. Quality finish.”
Harrison has been one of the biggest disappointments for Leeds this season since joining on loan from Manchester City. the winger has scored just four goals and provided three assists for teammates.
There have been glimpses of class from the youngster, but those have been few and far between.
Saturday’s match against Derby was arguably the best performance Harrison has put in in a Leeds shirt, and if he keeps that up for the remaining playoff games, he could yet become a hero at the club.
Andrews’ praise was well deserved at the weekend, but there haven’t been enough times this season that you could say something positive about the former New York City FC man.
Harrison is a Man City player for a reason. The fact that Pep Guardiola’s side have seen enough in him to justify a £51,000-a-week wage says a lot.
The winger may be the one to step up for Leeds in high-pressure situations as he did on Saturday, but he must make a change and be more consistent if he is to be remembered fondly at Elland Road.