West Brom’s on loan winger Harvey Barnes has been a scintillating success during his loan spell in the Championship – and it seems that he is loving West Brom as much as West Brom loves him.
The Leicester City loanee has been a massive hit at West Brom since he joined from The Foxes in the summer. Barnes has played in 22 Championship games so far this season, notching up an impressive eight goals and six assists for Darren Moore’s side.
Rumours have been circulating upon Barnes’ good form that the winger will return to parent club Leicester City in January. Despite this, the promising winger is loving life at The Hawthorns.
“I’m loving every game at the minute,” Barnes told the Express and Star.
“We’re a very attacking side so for me that’s perfect. I’m playing a different role, as a striker but on the left, it’s all about staying up the pitch a bit more. Defensively, I’m learning that side of things and about hitting them on the counter.
“For me, either getting assists or scoring is great, whichever one helps the team out. But as a team we’re performing really well going forward and defensively.”
When Barnes discussed The Baggies’ impressive win over Sheffield United, he said:
“It speaks for itself. We’ve performed really well against the big teams throughout the season. Whoever we come up against we’ll be looking to take three points every game. We went through that tricky period and we knew we would come out of it stronger.
“Our previous two results [which were draws]didn’t reflect on our performances but six unbeaten is a good record for anyone in this league. We’ll hope to continue that.”
West Brom manager Darren Moore added that he has been thoroughly impressed with the impact Barnes has had in the first half of the season.
“Harvey’s had a tremendous first half of the season,” Moore said.
“We’re delighted to have him here with us.
“He’s very important to us because of his speed and the threat that he carries, his ball manipulation in tight areas is fantastic. When he’s in front of goal he carries a goal threat, he’s important.”