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Barkley's First-Team Aim

Ross hoping to impress next boss with U20 World Cup displays.

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Ross Barkley hopes a successful Under-20 World Cup with England can prove the perfect preparation for an assault on the Everton first-team next season.

The midfielder has been named in a provisional 35-man squad for the tournament, with a final party of 21 set to be announced on Friday 7 June.

And while participation in the competition will mean no summer rest for the youngster, he expects to be in good condition when he returns to Goodison Park for pre-season training in July.  

Barkley was last week named the Toffees' Young Player of the Season for 2012/13, and the 19-year-old feels now is the time to begin making the most of his undoubted potential.

"Things like the award give me real hope of becoming a first-team regular and I'm thinking about next season already," he told evertontv.

"I've got the Under-20 World Cup coming up, so I haven't really got a summer but I'll be ready for the pre-season, for the new manager and hopefully I'll impress him."

The Under-20 World Cup will take place in Turkey between 21 June and 13 July, with England set to tackle Iraq, Chile and Egypt in Group E.

And Barkley added: "Playing against different countries from all over the world will be good for me. It should be a good experience."

Barkley could be joined in Peter Taylor's squad by Everton teammates John Stones, Jake Bidwell, Luke Garbutt, John Lundstram and Chris Long.

Chris Brownross the boss barkley is gona show everyone what he's capable of next season, rekon he'l hav a england cap by december

Tuesday 28th May 05:40 Report Comment

Richard PorterYeh good one Ross go for it .

Sunday 26th May 22:43 Report Comment
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