Exclusive: Pundit scorns flimsy Leeds player who lost 14 of his 19 duels v Everton
Noel Whelan has called on Leeds United winger Jack Harrison to add goals to his game if he is to become truly top class.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former Leeds striker and boyhood Whites fan claimed his former club were lucky their squandered opportunities did not cost them once again in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Everton.
Harrison had four shots at Goodison Park the most for a Leeds player apart from striker Patrick Bamford, according to WhoScored.
He also lost 14 of his 19 duels (Wyscout) in the clash at Goodison Park.
The Manchester City loanee has not found the back of the net since scoring the Whites’ first goal of the campaign against Liverpool on the opening day.
He made his 100th appearance for the Yorkshire giants on Saturday but has only scored 11 goals.
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Asked by Football Insider whether the 24-year-old needs to work on his finishing, Whelan said: “The two opportunities that Patrick Bamford and Jack Harrison had when you look at players of their ability and their quality, they’ve got to put those in the back of the net, there’s no doubt about it.
“They’re the goals that might come back and bite you on the bum. Luckily enough it wasn’t and the chances that Everton missed came back to bite them on the day.
“It could have so easily been a different story if you don’t take your chances against these sorts of teams.
“Overall play, he was very good on the ball and was looking to make things happen but it would be nice to see him on the scoresheet a little bit more because he gets into some really good areas.”
In other Leeds United news, Kevin Phillips has tipped the club to sign a Liverpool star and a deal could happen in January.