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Baggies the 'right place' for Barnes

24 July 2018

WATCH Harvey Barnes’ first interview after he agreed a season-long loan at The Hawthorns from Leicester City.

Before making the trip up to former-club Barnsley to don his new stripes for the first time, Harvey paid tribute to our 'ambitious' club with a reputation which 'speaks for itself'.

And there was special praise for Darren Moore, too.

"I got speaking to Leicester about what was going to happen this season. They said they were happy for me to go out on loan," he said.

"I heard about the West Brom interest, took a liking to the Club and thought it was probably the right place for me to go.

"I think the Club speaks for itself. They have great ambition for this season.

"I spoke to the gaffer. The way he's put the Club across and the way he wants to play will suit my game."

Much like fellow summer signing Sam Johnstone, Harvey has benefitted from the cut and thrust of the loan system, plying his trade in the lower leagues to gain much-needed experience.

The highly-rated winger impressed at both Milton Keynes Dons and tonight's opponents last campaign. But he's clearly driven by new challenges.

"I've enjoyed the last two loans - the whole process of it, meeting new players and settling into a team.

"The excitement of going out every Saturday in front of a crowd is the main thing I enjoy. You go into some games with 25,000 people in the Championship.

"Every week is a different test and there's some big clubs."

The 20-year-old has personal targets, but his priorities lie with the team. The collective aim? Securing promotion back to the Premier League.

He added: "First things first I want to be part of the team and have a successful season.

"I want the same as everyone at the Club - hoping for promotion.

"On a personal level it would be hitting my targets for goals and assists. And playing in a lot of games. Game time is very important to me.

"I'm a positive player. I love scoring and making goals. I try to be as creative as I can be on the pitch."


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