Leicester midfielder Harvey Barnes looking to impress

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Leicester midfielder Harvey Barnes is hoping to make a positive impression on manager Claude Puel during pre-season.

The Foxes travelled to Evian-Les-Bains in France this week to embark on a gruelling pre-season programme.

Puel and his coaching staff put the squad through their paces with two intensive running sessions and a bike ride on each of the first two days.

The squad will get the chance to do some ball work as the week progresses as they gear up for three scheduled pre-season friendlies.

Leicester, who are priced at 15.00 to be relegated in 2018-19, travel to Notts County for their first engagement on July 21 before taking on Valencia and Lille next month.

Barnes is one of a number of youngsters to be invited to the pre-season camp to France with the likes of Daniel Iversen, Max Bramley, Josh Knight, Callum Elder, Sam Hughes, Hamza Choudhury and Josh Appiah joining the rest of the first-team squad.

The 20-year-old academy graduate insists he is delighted to get the opportunity to train with the senior players as he attempts to catch Puel’s eye.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for all of the young lads out there to show the manager the little bits that you’ve got in your game and leave him with a good taste in his mouth going into the new season,” Barnes said.

“It would be nice to get involved in a few of the pre-season friendlies and show him what you can do there as well.”

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