Moyes Keen To Assess Barkley
Blues boss will examine Barkley progress after loan ended.
David Moyes is ready to assess Ross Barkley's progress during a busy period of fixtures for his Everton squad.
Barkley returned from a two month loan spell at Sheffield Wednesday this week and could play a part in Everton's upcoming sequence of games with the Blues' midfield options limited by injuries and suspension.
But the Blues boss revealed he is keen for Barkley to be loaned out again once this hectic period is over.
"I think he is ready to be back around the squad," said Moyes at his Friday press conference.
"If I didn't have the injuries, I would have left him out on loan because his development would be better playing games. I have brought him back because of the amount of games we have got in November, December and January.
"I hope we can look at him but if I don't think I am going to play him I will look at putting him out on loan in January again."
Barkley made a real impression during his two months at Hillsborough and Moyes agreed the spell had been of real benefit.
The Everton manager explained: "He is a young boy, he's 18. I can think of Leon Osman who did similar when he went to Carlisle and then to Derby. We will look at him and see how he is over the next couple of months.
"From what I have seen he has matured a bit and come on a bit with the games he has had at Sheffield Wednesday.
"The experience has helped him. With young players the games make a big, big difference."