Date: 27th February 2020 at 5:00pm
Written by: Zak Roome

Many Leeds United fans have been using social media to tear into Jack Harrison for his performance against Middlesbrough in Wednesday’s night’s 1-0 win.

Boss Marcelo Bielsa fielded the Manchester City loanee in the opening line-up at the Riverside Stadium, as the Argentine continued to place his relentless faith in the 23-year-old who has started all 35 of our Championship games to date.

Harrison has failed to repay Bielsa’s backing with a league goal since netting in our 5-4 win over Birmingham City on December 29, which remains his only strike over his last 17 second-tier outings. He has also failed to assist a league goal since the St. Andrew’s clash, to boast a total goal involvement of 11 for the league term (five scored, six assisted).

The former England U21 international had plenty of opportunities to end his drought against Middlesbrough having been highly involved in the action at the Riverside Stadium, but only connected with a teammate with one of his eleven attempted crosses, per Sofa Score.

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Positive display

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Harrison also created just the one key pass away to Boro, despite taking 75 touches, making 28 accurate passes (70%), finding teammates with two of his three long balls, making four successful dribbles from five attempts, taking one shot on target (50%) and winning eight of his 16 ground duels.

The £15,000-per-week winger also lost possession a game-high 30 times, was caught offside once and was dribbled past five times to two successful tackles.

Here are some of the messages shared as fans bemoaned Harrison’s display in Wednesday night’s win over Middlesbrough…

In other Leeds United news, the club are closely monitoring a 14-goal midfielder with a view to a summer move.

 
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