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Leicester boss Claude Puel needs to stick with prospect Harvey Barnes

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Leicester boss Claude Puel needs to stick with prospect Harvey Barnes

Leicester City made the decision to recall Harvey Barnes from his loan at West Brom in January and bringing him back to the King Power Stadium was a smart move.

The 21-year-old dazzling attacker was brilliant for West Brom with nine goals and eight assists in just 28 appearances, but is now ready for regular top-flight football.

He’s started two out of four Premier League fixtures so far since returning to the East Midlands and was a major bright spark in the narrow 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at the weekend.

Foxes manager Claude Puel needs to show faith in the left-winger with a regular run of starts, as he’s got the potential to become a key first teamer.


The England Under-21 international was a menace in wide areas against Manchester United with his trickery and movement, while the goals will surely come.

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Leicester travel to Wembley to face Tottenham in the league on Sunday afternoon and Puel should reward Barnes with another start.

The academy graduate showed more intent than any of his teammates at the weekend and has the creativity in the final third that will only improve the more he plays.

Spurs’ out-of-form defender Kieran Trippier is also likely to be directly up against him and it could be an individual battle that favours the Leicester ace.

Barnes has the ability to terrorise the struggling full-back and now has to become a regular starter under Puel.

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