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Injury to Marc Albrighton is a blow for Leicester City, but Harvey Barnes is more than capable

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Injury to Marc Albrighton is a blow for Leicester City, but Harvey Barnes is more than capable

The 29-year-old won’t play again this season the Foxes boss has confirmed.

Leicester City were unlucky not to get something from their game with Manchester United last weekend; with a performance inspired by David de Gea denying them anything for their efforts.

The Foxes face another tough game this weekend when they travel to Wembley to face title-chasing Tottenham.

Claude Puel’s men currently occupy 11th place in the Premier League and they probably should be performing better.

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The East Midlanders will travel south this weekend without Marc Albrighton.

According to the club’s official Twitter page,  the winger could be missing for the remainder of the campaign.

Whilst that does represent a blow for City, the club does have a replacement ready in waiting.

Harvey Barnes was one of the standout performers in the United game.


The young winger spent the first half of the season on loan at West Bromwich Albion and the decision to bring him back now looks like a good one.

The 21-year-old claimed nine goals and seven assists at the Hawthorns, quickly becoming one of the most dangerous wingers in the league.

Albrighton’s season-ending injury will be music to Barnes’ ears – in the nicest way possible!

With Demarai Gray out of form, the shirt is there for the taking.

Barnes has shown in the Championship that he is a winger capable of taking players on and scoring goals.

The challenge now for the England under-21 man is to prove that he can do it on a consistent basis in the top flight.

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