Former Everton defender Alan Stubbs is keen to see Jack Harrison feature for the club.

Everton signed Jack Harrison on loan from Leeds United in the recent summer transfer window. The Toffees have an option to buy the winger permanently, as reported by The Guardian.

However, Harrison is yet to make his debut for the Merseyside outfit as he arrived at the club injured. According to manager Sean Dyche, the 26-year-old is getting “closer” to being able to feature for Everton, as quoted by Liverpool World.

As far as Everton are concerned, Harrison’s return to full fitness can’t come soon enough. The Toffees have been woeful in attack so far this season. They have lost four out of their first five Premier League matches, with their only goals so far coming in a 2-2 draw against Sheffield United.

Dyche’s side looked utterly toothless in the final third against Arsenal at Goodison Park last time out. Harrison will inject some much needed drive, creativity, and directness into Everton’s attacking contingent. 

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Alan Stubbs calls for Everton tactical reset

Alan Stubbs is desperate to see the attacker make an impact at Everton. Speaking on TalkSport (18/09/2023, 09:14), the retired centre-back said, “I think we’ve got to go back to basics and make games really ugly. Jack Harrison in the team, I’d like to see sooner rather than later.”

Harrison would help Everton get back to basics, as Stubbs has demanded. He can reliably deliver quality crosses into the box for the Toffees’ target men, such as Dominic Calvert-Lewin and fellow summer arrival Beto, to attack.

The Leeds loanee also has an eye for goal himself. He scored five Premier League goals for the Yorkshire club last season, on top of chipping in with seven assists. However, Harrison couldn’t do enough to prevent Leeds from succumbing to relegation to the Championship.

Everton fans will be desperately hoping that Harrison can contribute enough for the Toffees to avoid the drop themselves this time around.

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