Leeds United news as Jack Harrison admits relief and ‘huge’ loss leaves Whites short in attack

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Here are the latest Leeds United morning headlines on Wednesday, January 12.

Harrison admits ‘relief’ at scoring first goal of the season

Like a few of his team mates, Jack Harrison has struggled to replicate the form he showed last season in the first half of the current campaign.

It was only in the 3-1 win against Burnley last time out in the Premier League that he netted his first goal of the season after registering just one assist in his prior appearances.

In an interview with Soccer AM, the Leeds winger confirmed that he had begun to doubt his ability in the absence of offensive contributions.

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“It was more of a relief than anything,” said Harrison. “I’ve been working really hard all season, I think I’ve been unfortunate with injuries, I had COVID and just being out with one thing and the other – I’m hoping to get some more [goals] from here on out.

“You start questioning all the things that have worked for you in the past and you start to question ‘should I continue doing this?’ because I like to do a lot of extra work as well, and I started thinking maybe this is a bit more detrimental.

“I had to try and reset myself, think outside of the box and try to find those things that do work for me 100% and continue doing them.”

“You just have to stick to what you know is right and eventually it’ll turn in your favour.”

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Gelhardt branded ‘huge’ loss for Leeds after injury update

Joe Gelhardt has joined the ever-growing list of Whites players in the physio room after Marcelo Bielsa confirmed that he would be out for a few weeks following the FA Cup defeat to West Ham.

The young forward was injured as a result of a collision in training, adding to the problems that Leeds already have in the attacking area of the pitch.

Speaking to Football Insider, Noel Whelan claimed that his absence could be damaging in the short term amid the ongoing issues at the club.

He said: “This is huge. He’ll be a massive miss for Leeds United because he’s playing with no fear. He’s a player who can really drive and take the game to opposition defences.

“We’ve seen him do it a couple of times before, winning penalties at important times through really positive running.

“He’s a player that the opposition don’t know too much about, as well. He’s been a real surprise package for us.”

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Leeds fans in disagreement over Chris Wood’s move to Newcastle

The big transfer news coming out of the Premier League in the last couple of days is Chris Wood’s proposed move from Burnley to Newcastle.

The former Leeds striker will be swapping one relegation-threatened side for another after the Magpies triggered his release clause.

Whites supporters know all about what he can offer in the final third but plenty are far from convinced about the signing, understood to be between ?20m and ?25m.

There are others in West Yorkshire who believe it to be a good piece of business for Eddie Howe’s side with the New Zealand international providing a guaranteed source of goals.

Read the full reaction here.

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