- Harvey Barnes has enjoyed a fruitful loan spell with MK Dons this season
- The Leicester youngster has scored five goals in 16 appearances thus far
- He started in electric fashion earlier this season, scoring in two big wins
- Barnes has all the basics he needs but his passing needs to be less hurried
Our scout is a top football expert who attends matches each week searching for the next star.
This week he is checking in on Leicester starlet Harvey Barnes, who is enjoying a fruitful loan spell with MK Dons.
Checkout his verdict with Sportsmail below…
Leicester City starlet Harvey Barnes is enjoying a fruitful loan spell at MK Dons this season
WHAT HAS HE GOT?
This young forward started in electric fashion on his loan spell earlier this season, scoring in two big wins. I subsequently watched him and he was less successful, but did show glimpses of future promise.
Starting wide left in a 4-1-3-2, Barnes tucked in well to help keep shape when possession was lost.
CLUB: MK DONS (ON LOAN FROM LEICESTER)
VALUE: £1 million
2016-17 APPS: 16
Early in one game he could not attract the ball and he was moved inside by his manager to sit behind the strikers where, although he was finding space, his colleagues still seemed to ignore his position.
He did not have the confidence to demand the ball or complain. When he was wide left, meanwhile, he showed a desire to attack the right back and one run was particularly impressive.
Driving into the box, he took a return pass and was only denied by a brilliant save from the goalkeeper. He looks an easy mover and although he is not standout quick, he is clever at making angles on his right side to combine.
Twice I saw him go on the outside from the left wing to surprise me by crossing well left-footed. He showed the confidence to attempt this but does need to work on his movement.
Barnes curls a sumptuous effort around the Charlton defence to score in a recent league game
Barnes played on the left-wing in that game and showed a strong desire to run at defenders
WHAT DOES HE NEED?
His passing needs to be less hurried. But he has the basics. He has tight control, can take the ball on the half-turn and is adaptable.
As he plays more football he will get stronger and be able to resist the physical challenges. On Tuesday he scored a splendid goal, cutting in from the left to strike a low shot past the Charlton goalkeeper.
He has a fair physique — he is about 5ft 11in — and has a three-year contract with his parent club. If he can develop quickly and learn from his experience in the Football League he could be challenging for a senior place at Leicester in the near future.
Barnes has tight control, can take the ball on the half-turn and is adaptable