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Leeds will need to be on their guard against Harvey Barnes

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Leeds will need to be on their guard against Harvey Barnes

Leeds United travel to West Brom on Saturday evening for a league fixture, as two of the teams expected to compete for promotion in the Championship this term clash.

The Whites will be wary of their upcoming opponents, who are the division’s top scorers with 33 goals in 16 league games.

West Brom attacker Harvey Barnes has been one of their main threats going forward so far, with the winger excelling during his loan spell from Premier League club Leicester City.

The 20-year-old has already managed five goals and four assists in a Baggies shirt, which is why Leeds need to keep a special eye on him.

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Barnes is a versatile ace that can play as a left-winger or in a more central role behind the striker and he could well be deployed on the flank due to Dwight Gayle’s imminent return.

 

Leeds could have a serious problem in handling the in-form youngster, as the right-back area is a problem position for them right now because of injuries to Luke Ayling Gaetano Berardi.

Versatile midfielder Stuart Dallas has stepped in well to full-back recently for the Yorkshire giants, but it would be a huge task to deal with Barnes one-on-one at the Hawthorns as he’s not a defender by trade.

According to the Express and Star, Barnes was on the verge of linking up on loan at Leeds in the summer under Bielsa and had even selected a shirt number.

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