Paul Barnes, who was also a professional footballer, provides some fascinating insight on his Leicester City star son, Harvey
Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers knows Jamie Vardy can’t supply the majority of Foxes goals forever. Therefore the boss and his recruitment team have been searching for a solution: tactically, in the transfer market and by spurring on and giving chances to players like Ayoze Perez, Kelechi Iheanacho and Demarai Gray.
None of that trio can viably succeed as a long-term replacement for the former England striker. Although, one other young star of the team has at least alleviate some of the pressure on Vardy.
Harvey Barnes’ prominence at Leicester City
The eight assists and six finishes contributed to the Leicester cause by Harvey Barnes last season illuminated the player’s prominence at Leicester, while becoming a winger of note in the Premier League generally.
Obviously there are still some raw aspects of Barnes’s game. Yet he is transitioning very well from promising standout Championship player to top-flight notable, it must be said. Finishing is the area requiring most improvement, though composure and settled confidence can emerge with age and experience.
Enlightening the Blue Army on the wingman this week, was the 22 year old’s father, Paul – also a former professional footballer:
“If you challenge Harvey he will step up to it.
“This season he knows he needs to be creating more and scoring more.
“He has always been a player that once he gets into a dressing room where he feels comfortable and has earned the right, then you see him progress and push on.
“This season now at Leicester he probably feels a big part of the team.”
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Leicester are away at EPL juggernaut Manchester City on Sunday afternoon. Much of Pep Guardiola’s personnel are absent for the clash; though most starting players are available. However, Brendan Rodgers faces a similarly difficult scenario, with Ricardo Pereira still out and Wilfred Ndidi undergoing surgery.