Jack Harrison and Pablo Hernandez will miss Leeds United’s meeting with Manchester City at Elland Road this Saturday.
Leeds are hosting Pep Guardiola’s side in the Premier League’s afternoon kick-off on Saturday, with Marcelo Bielsa forced to go up against City without key personnel.
Jack Harrison is on his third loan spell with Leeds from City. That means that he’s not eligible to play in this Saturday’s fixture, meaning he misses out on a start for only the second time since December 2018.
That’s been confirmed in Bielsa’s press conference (Leeds Live), alongside Pablo Hernandez’s continued absence.
The Spanish playmaker withdrew from the game with Fulham minutes before kick-off, with his injury leaving him out of Sunday’s win over Sheffield United too.
Leeds Live have also reported that whilst Bielsa will go without Hernandez, he has no other injury concerns.
Rodrigo and Tyler Roberts are battling for one place in the side, whilst it’s been confirmed that Ezgjan Alioski will replace Harrison on the left.
We’ve coped without Hernandez so far, but he’s always a big miss when he’s not there.
However, the main talking point is actually Harrison. He’s got a goal and an assist so far this season and has been very impressive.
The 23-year-old gives the side real structure and his delivery is excellent.
It’s a blow to not have him in, arguably, the hardest game of the season.
Hopefully Alioski can come in and do the side justice.