By Noel Whelan

18th Jan, 2020 | 7:00pm

Exclusive: Whelan blown away by Leeds player who left him 'Crying out for more'

Noel Whelan has been left drooling over the improved performances of Leeds United winger Jack Harrison during his second spell at Elland Road.

The former Leeds striker and lifelong fan of the Whites, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says he was “crying out” for more consistency from the Manchester City loanee after his loan spell last season.

Harrison continued his record of starting every single one of the club’s Championship games this season on Saturday, lining up to take on QPR at Loftus Road.

Having watched Harrison play regularly last season, Whelan says the 23-year-old has upped his performances significantly this term and that he is finally living up to expectation.

Whelan told Football Insider: “We were crying out for more consistent performances and goals and assists – we’ve got that. We’re seeing a real player develop and blossom at Leeds this season. 

“He’s been exciting to watch, his work rate is there, his assist ratio is there, he’s chipping in with goals, he’s doing everything there, he’s ticking boxes we hoped he would.

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“We’re really happy with the way that he’s performed this season so far.” 

Harrison has a total of 28 league appearances under his belt for the Whites this season, scoring five goals and contributing six assists in the final third.

In 37 games last term, he managed to net just four times, setting up a mere three more for his teammates.

In other Leeds United news, it can be REVEALED the club are holding talks over signing a promising striker this month.