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Leicester boss Rodgers challenges Barnes to go to next level

Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers has challenged Harvey Barnes to take his game to a new level.

Barnes has scored three times across 11 fixtures for the Foxes in all competitions this season and although that figure is far from unflattering, the 22-year-old winger is actively pursuing a greater output as the season progresses.

Asked what feedback Rodgers has given, Barnes said: “He's spoken about the progression from stepping up from being a young player to becoming a top player.

“He's reiterated to me that if you are an attacking player in the final third, you can play as well as you want but at the end of the day you need to be getting the goals, the assists, the chances created and hitting those levels.

“Otherwise you're not helping the team in the right way.

“You see the top wingers score goals, it's one of the main things that they score a lot of goals. So I want to base my game on them and try to hit the levels that they're hitting. It's obviously a big challenge."

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