The winger started on the right flank for Leeds against the Gunners in a EFL Cup tie on Tuesday but was unable to help his team from suffering an early exit from the competition.


Harrison has struggled to impress in recent outings and was taken off at half-time in Leeds’ 1-1 Premier League draw with Wolves at the weekend, which has raised suggestions that he might be struggling with his decision making or have problems linking up with the forwards.



However, ex-Leeds star Derry has insisted Harrison is a superb team player and has not dropped his work rate or shown less enthusiasm for the game.


Derry explained that the 24-year-old is the type of player that lacks consistency in his game and does not give an awful lot on the pitch if he is not top of his game, which was ten case against Arsenal.



“You cannot have a go at Jack Harrison for his lack of energy and his enthusiasm to the game and actually he is a huge team player as well”, Derry said on BBC Radio Leeds while addressing suggestions that Harrison might be struggling with his decision making or have problems with other players.


“So, you can just dispel all that because that is just nothing for me.



“He is that type of player who blows hot and cold sometimes.


“He is hot, he is burning, sizzling, he can destroy your opponent but when he is cold, he is pretty poor


“He does not give an awful lot when his A-game is not on point and tonight [it was not].”


Leeds are back in Premier League action on Sunday against league bottom side Norwich City, and it remains to be seen whether Harrison will be handed a third league start on the trot.