Leeds supervisor Marcelo Bielsa is rueing in-form Jack Harrison’s unavailability to face his mother or father membership Manchester Metropolis on the Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
Metropolis winger Harrison, in his third season on mortgage, has recaptured a few of his prime kind in Leeds’ earlier two matches.
“We might have hoped to have counted on him,” Bielsa mentioned. “Particularly as his final performances have been good, however we knew concerning the rule that impeded him from taking part in.
“Like in all of the positions, we’ve got multiple choice and we’re in situation to interchange him.”
Harrison’s opening aim in final week’s residence Yorkshire derby win against Sheffield United was his seventh Premier League aim of the season, whereas he has registered 5 assists.
He presently sits above England pair Mason Mount and Phil Foden within the Premier League’s objectives and assists chart.
Leeds have gained solely as soon as towards a top-six facet within the Premier League this season – at Leicester in January – and the Argentinian head coach is hoping his workforce will enhance on this document.
“It is a actuality,” he added. “It is our goal to change this.
“There’s a whole lot of groups in an analogous place to us who’ve been in a position to beat the highest six. That is to say it is potential and we’ve not managed to attain it but.”
Leeds produced one in every of their finest shows of the season when holding Metropolis to a 1-1 attract an exciting encounter at Elland Street in October.
File signing Rodrigo scored his first aim for Leeds to cancel out Raheem Sterling’s opener after Bielsa’s facet had mounted a stirring second-half comeback.
Ezgjan Alioski began in Harrison’s absence in that sport, however Bielsa gave little away as to his plans for Saturday.
“The wingers that make up our squad aside from Harrison – Helder Costa and Alioski – they are going to play this place in a unique method they usually have totally different strengths to indicate what they’ll do,” Bielsa mentioned.
“However we’re all the time in search of the identical factor, that they assault, get in behind they usually defend the required quantity.”
Leeds are unbeaten of their final three matches and sit eleventh as they bid to finish their first season again within the Premier League in 16 years within the prime half of the desk.