Life as a West Bromwich Albion fan has not been the happiest in recent months. The club were relegated to the Championship, leaving them needing to completely rebuild as they look to return to the Premier League.
The club opted to bring in 20-year-old Harvey Barnes on loan from Leicester City, and the youngster has been seriously impressing fans of West Brom as of late. His most recent outing saw him play a starring role as the Baggies emerged with a 4-2 victory against an impressive Bristol City side.
Barnes set up two goals for his teammates during the first half, before getting on the score sheet himself with a sublime effort after the break.
West Brom fans were quick to praise Barnes's performance on Twitter.
Who needs Firmino, Salah and Mane JRod, Gayle and Barnes you beauty’s ❤️#wba— Scott Davies (@scottwba16) September 18, 2018
Barnes netted on his debut for the club during their opening match of the season against Bolton, before netting a few weeks later against Norwich. He has been a key part of West Brom's team this season, and is already repaying the club's faith in him.
The 20-year-old made his debut for Leicester City in the Champions League in 2016, before joining MK Dons in League One on loan in early 2017. He netted six goals and assisted another during his time in League One, before moving up a level to join Championship side Barnsley last season.
His time in England's second tier was equally as successful on a personal level, as Barnes managed five goals and four assists. He returned to the Championship with West Brom this season, and looks set to eclipse his previous record in the league as his tally currently sits at three goals and two assists after just eight appearances.
Take all the Chadli money, add whatever we can find down the back of the sofa and offer the lot to Leicester for Harvey Barnes. And do it quick. #wba— Simon (@billybassett68) September 18, 2018
West Brom manager Darren Moore admitted he is ecstatic with Barnes's current level of performances, and is quoted by the Leicester Mercury as saying:
Please, please sign Harvey Barnes permanently and do whatever it takes to get him #WBA— Kieron. (@Kieron_180) September 18, 2018
If we go up this season, no matter what price Leicester put on him, we MUST buy Harvey Barnes. What a player. #WBA— Matthew Debney. (@Matthew_Debney) September 18, 2018
West Brom currently find themselves in third place in the Championship, and will certainly be hoping to continue their good form as they look to make an instant return to the Premier League.