Jack Harrison showcased his “full potential” for Leeds United with a “brilliant” display against Newcastle United, according to Michael Brown.
The former Leeds and Tottenham midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has admitted he was disappointed to see the 24-year-old hooked at half-time against West Ham but suggested the break did the Manchester City loanee some good.
The winger wrapped up the scoring in Wednesday’s 5-2 win over the Magpies with a ferocious long-range shot and also set up Rodrigo’s stunning header with a sensational cross on the run.
Brown has suggested Harrison may have suffered a slight dip in confidence after a couple of disappointing results for Leeds.
But he insisted his goal will have done him and his teammates the world of good.
Brown told Football Insider: “It wasn’t a bad goal, was it? A brilliant goal, obviously only played a half on Friday, that’ll have helped him, and just the confidence coming back.
“Great to see and I think he’s been really good, I’ve been really impressed – I was looking forward to seeing him on Friday (v West Ham), he didn’t obviously last the game so I didn’t see his full potential but that was brilliant last night.
“You can look at individuals and say confidence, I think it was a result Leeds United could do with. I just felt it was needed, I just think, just in case of any sort of doubt of results at Elland Road, it was a real timely result and excitement to score five.”
Harrison has now scored two goals in the Premier League, with his first having come against Liverpool on the opening day of the season.
He has also chipped in with four assists, including the cross for Rodrigo’s diving header on Wednesday.