Leicester City youngster Harvey Barnes a debut to remember as West Bromwich Albion faced Bolton Wanderers at the weekend.
Opening up the Championship campaign of 2018/19 at The Hawthorns following Premier League relegation last year, it wasn’t a great day for West Brom as we lost 2-1 – but the positives are debuts are now out the way for a number of our summer signings and Barnes’ standout goal was the strike of the weekend for me.
As some Leicester fans had hinted, the boy looks the real deal even at only 20-years-old.
Picking up a rating of 7.71 from Whoscored, his individual statistics from the game certainly catch the eye.
Whilst he can clearly improve upon his pass accuracy from the match – that will improve naturally as he gets used to his new colleagues you would think – five shots across the game shows that his first thought is attack and having scored from two attempts on target, that’s not a bad ratio to have either given his position.
One key pass and two tackles gives an indication as to his work rate and team ethic as well, so given it’s very early days for him, the early signs from his bow for us are incredibly positive.