'Absolutely exceptional' - Exclusive: Danny Mills raves over 'Old-school' Leeds star this season


Danny Mills has been left raving over the performances of Leeds United winger Jack Harrison this season after a bright start to the campaign.

The former Leeds and Manchester City full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, says that the 22-year-old has stepped up his game after his first season on loan at Elland Road and that he looks to have learned from his mistakes last term.

Harrison has started every one of the club’s five Championship games so far, while he has also featured in the Whites’ two League Cup games.

Despite missing the penalty which saw Leeds defeated by Stoke City in midweek, Mills was left applauding what he saw from the Manchester City loanee, insisting his natural ability with his left foot makes him a dangerous weapon to have.

Mills told Football Insider: “He looks really sharp, really hungry. The crosses he put in were absolutely exceptional. Having a natural left-footer that is happy to go down the outside and put balls into the box – he put two or three across, flashed across the face of goal.

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“That’s what I like about him, he’s that old school winger. If he gets half a yard, he’s going to put that ball into the box and he puts it into the box with real pace, real quality. Having the benefit of a full last season, he knows the system. 

“He’s looking very, very sharp already.” 

Harrison contributed four goals and four assists in his 42 appearances for Leeds last season, coming under fire from fans and pundits for a lack of final product.

He got onto the scoresheet on the opening day of the new season against Bristol City, tapping the ball in from close range, but has not managed to net or assist his teammates otherwise.

In other Leeds United news, Football Insider can reveal that the club only managed to secured a summer signing due to a u-turn from a Premier League chief.