West Brom have been dealt a major blow this month, with Leicester recalling midfielder Harvey Barnes this week.

The club have officially confirmed that Barnes has returned to Leicester this week, ending his loan five months early.

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Barnes had an impressive spell with West Brom this season, scoring nine and assisting six in all competitions – flourishing in a supporting role to Jay Rodriguez and Dwight Gayle.

West Brom currently sit fourth in the Championship and will now have to dip into the transfer market to replace Barnes – who has been so influential to Darren Moore’s side this season.

The Baggies host 2nd in the league Norwich City on Saturday, who will be boosted by the news that West Brom will be without one of their key players for the clash.