Brendan Rodgers: Harvey Barnes will only get better

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Leicester City coach Brendan Rodgers was quick to praise Harvey Barnes after he rescued a point for the Foxes in Saturday’s 2-2 draw with West Ham United.

Rodgers’ side remain eighth in the table after they did enough to leave London with a share of the spoils.

Leicester twice fell behind after goals from Michail Antonio and Lucas Perez, but Jamie Vardy initially and Barnes came to the rescue.

Barnes started the game on the bench but replaced Marc Albrighton in the 64th minute and enjoyed an impressive cameo.

Rodgers urged Barnes to settle down in front of goal in midweek and was delighted to see him get his reward.

He told Sky Sports: “I’m really pleased for him because he’s had a season where he’s been out on loan at West Brom, he’s done really well, and then it is making that jump up to the Premier League.

“He’s a big talent and in time, he is just going to improve and get better.

He plays a lot from the left side but you can see from the right side that he is equally as comfortable. He’s made a great run to get in behind their defence and there was real composure on his finish.

“He came into the game and made the impact we would want and it was nice for him to be celebrating in front of the supporters.”

Leicester are next in action on Sunday week when they entertain Arsenal at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes are 2.75 to win, with the draw 3.60 and Arsenal 2.40 favourites to win all three points.

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